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Bridge shutdown as man threatens suicide

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WINOOSKI, Vt. -

Police shutdown the Winooski Bridge Monday for a report of a suicidal man.

Police and fire crews responded to the area around 8:15 p.m. They say the 31-year-old Burlington man called 911 himself -- and told police he planned to take his own life. As crisis negotiators arrived on the scene -- the man jumped. Crews were able to rescue him from the water. He was taken to the hospital for a psychological evaluation.

The bridge was closed for less than an hour.

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