Man threatens to jump off bridge in Paso Robles onto highway

March 31, 2024


A man threatened to jump off the Niblick Bridge onto Highway 101 in Paso Robles on Saturday morning.

Shortly before 11 a.m., mutiple 911 callers reported a man on the railing of the Niblick Bridge. Officers arrived to find the man sitting on the top of the fence along the north side of the bridge.

The suicidal man did not respond to officers attempting to assist him.

Police officials asked the California Highway Patrol to stop traffic while seeking a crisis negotiator from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office.

However, a Paso Robes officer made the decision to quickly intervene and he pulled the subject off the fence to safety. The subject was not injured.

Officers transported the man to Twin Cities Community Hospital for further evaluation.

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Cop assesses situation and thinks: “We don’t need to wait for no social worker!” Result: assistance rendered; life saved.

“Crisis negotiator”. Yeah, that’ll help.

Poor guy, kind of unfortunate to post his picture. He is obviously suffering greatly emotionally/mentally.

Good job. the officer should be given an award, quick and simple solution to the problem.

In the words of Dirty Harry “go ahead make my day”.

Another Job well done :)