Police stop suicide attempts

ERVING — For the second time in two days, police were able to keep someone from jumping from the French King Bridge.

“Erving police were able to talk a young woman out of jumping off of the French King Bridge Friday night,” said state police trooper Kyle Gleick. “It’s believed that she was going to attempt a suicide.”

Gleick said state police were called to assist an Erving officer at about 10:30 p.m., but the woman had already been taken into custody when troopers arrived. The woman was taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center for a psychiatric evaluation, said Gleick.

Just after midnight Thursday, police stopped another possible suicide. Trooper Joshua Hanssen located a man on the bridge’s railing and was able to get him down, according to state police logs. The unidentified man was also taken to the hospital for evaluation. Montague and Erving police assisted in the Thursday incident.

The French King Bridge, about 140 feet above the Connecticut River, has been the site of several successful and attempted suicides over the years.

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