A woman was talked out of jumping from the I-270 Chain of Rocks Bridge on Monday. Traffic was stopped in both directions yesterday morning after police were called to the report of a person who was on the edge near the railing and local crisis teams responded to the scene.

The first call came in just before 9am and police departments from Missouri and Illinois responded with St. Louis City Police taking the lead. A crisis management team talked to the woman for almost two hours before she finally agreed to step away from the edge and seek medical assistance. She was taken to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment and the Interstate bridge was reopened just before 11am.


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