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Man jumps off Monroe Street Bridge in Spokane

An apparently distraught man jumped from the Monroe Street Bridge in downtown Spokane this evening.

The man, who is presumed dead, reportedly was running into traffic when witnesses called 911. Police negotiated with him on the bridge and were able to get him away from the ledge, but he ran back and jumped as officers tried to grab him.

The bridge was closed after the 6:15 p.m. incident as officers investigated. The bridge is partially blocked as fire crews and a helicopter search for his body.

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