In the end, Fox 2 reports that police managed to talk the man away from the edge, and he was taken to a hospital.
Michigan State Police reminds everyone that while this photo does show a courageous rescue effort, it also shows a man struggling.
Authorities blocked all lanes of traffic that ran underneath the overpass but eventually waved through a number of semi-trailer truck drivers, who then parked underneath the bridge on both sides of the road.
All eastbound and westbound lanes of a Detroit highway are back open following an intense police situation.
MSP, Huntington Woods, and Oak Park police all reported to the scene.
The Metro State Police Department shared a photo of the group effort on Twitter and noted that it's an example of how far law enforcement will go to serve the public. "But also in that photo a man is struggling with the decision to take his own life". The call came into police about 1 a.m.
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"It is our hope never to see another photo like this again", the tweet read.