A man threatened to jump off the Bayi Bridge in Nanchang with his arms wrapped around his three-year-old daughter, reportedly after he’d taken drugs.
Police arrived at the scene and attempted to talk to the man, surnamed Deng, to keep him calm. His wife and family were also called to the scene, and emotions ran so high that his grandmother at one point fainted.
After several hours, Deng’s family persuaded him to step off the ledge. His daughter was unharmed.
Local residents crowded the streets below to watch the commotion, ultimately leading to an hours-long traffic jam.
Deng later admitted to police that he’d been on drugs at the time, although it’s unclear what kind. A urine test showed that he’s been a long-term drug user.
By Tanto Chen
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