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Authorities talk man off High Bridge in Claremont


Tuesday, August 20, 2019

CLAREMONT — New Hampshire State Police’s Crisis Negotiating Unit and Claremont police officers convinced a 27-year-old man who was threatening to jump of the railroad tracks that cross over Lower Main Street to instead seek treatment, according to a news release.

Police responded to what is known locally as the “High Bridge” around 7:50 a.m. for a man who was suicidal. The negotiators immediately started talking with the man, who agreed to walk off the tracks and seek treatment at a nearby medical facility, the release states.

Officials closed the street, which is route 103 and 12, between Jarvis Hill Road and Plains Road for about three hours during the incident.

Police say they aren’t releasing the man’s name.