Suicide attempt prompts temporary closure of I-640 in Knoxville

Suicide attempt prompts temporary closure of I-640 in Knoxville

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A man attempting suicide prompted the closure of Interstate 640 westbound Friday morning.

Police say they responded to a call of a man standing over the railing on the Millertown Bridge Friday morning around 8:30 a.m.

Officers closed all lanes of I-640 westbound from I-40 on the east end of town to Washington Pike while they attempted to talk the man down.

Negotiators were able to get the man to come down around 9:20 a.m. and all lanes of I-640 were reopened.

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