FWPD: Suicide attempt snarls traffic on I-69

Police respond to calls of a woman standing on the edge of the bridge at Coldwater Rd. and I-69.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne police temporarily shutdown I-69 near Coldwater Road Sunday after a woman left her car and stood on the edge of the bridge.

Officers were called to the Coldwater Road overpass at I-69 around 12:30 p.m..

Officers on scene told NewsChannel 15 they tried to talk the woman down, but she eventually fell from the bridge and landed on I-69.

She was taken to a hospital in serious condition.

Police said the woman did not hit any vehicles because the northbound lanes were already closed. All but one lane was shut down in the southbound lanes.

Officers told NewsChannel 15 they believed the woman was attempting suicide.

Traffic was flowing again around 30 to 45 minutes later.

If you or someone you know has suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255 or visit online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org.