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UPDATED: Person Survives Jump from Main Street Bridge onto I-694 in Fridley

Person who jumped from overpass onto interstate suffered "non-life-threatening" injuries.

Update (7:10 p.m. Saturday): Authorities expect a person who jumped from the Main Street NE overpass in Fridley onto westbound I-694 Saturday to live.

The person who jumped sustained "non-life-threatening injuries," according to Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol.

Roeske said the person was taken to a hospital. He did not have further information about the person or the incident, including whether a vehicle that appeared to have been towed from the scene was involved.

Update (5:50 p.m. Saturday): The Minnesota State Patrol has cleared the scene where a person jumped from the Main Street NE bridge in Fridley onto the westbound lanes of I-694.

Anoka Emergency Dispatch did not know the condition of the person who jumped. An ambulance was dispatched.

The State Patrol cleared the scene at about 5:15 p.m., according to MnDOT's highway incident webpage.

MnDOT camera images from around that time appear to show a tow truck taking a vehicle away from the left shoulder of the westbound lanes, just west of the Main Street NE overpass.

Anoka Emergency Dispatch first logged the incident at 4:43 p.m. When asked how authorities knew the person jumped, a dispatch spokesperson said she believed it was because there had been one or more witnesses.

From the Anoka-Hennepin School District website:

If you or someone you know is in crisis now, seek help immediately. Call Riverwind Crisis Services at 763-755-3801 (24-hour mental health crisis assistance for Anoka County adults, children and families), the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or call 911 for immediate emergency assistance.

Update (5:31 p.m. Saturday): Fridley police have cleared the scene on I-694 at Main Street NE where a person jumped from the overpass at 4:43 p.m. Saturday.

Fridley police cleared the scene at 5:12 p.m., according to the Anoka County Emergency Dispatch.

The Minnesota State Patrol also responded to the incident in the westbound lanes of I-694. A State Patrol spokesperson wasn't immediately available.

Original post (5:14 p.m. Saturday): A person jumped off the Main Street NE bridge over I-694 at 4:43 p.m. Saturday, according to Anoka County Emergency Dispatch.

The person's condition wasn't immediately available but an ambulance was dispatched.

The Minnesota State Patrol and Fridley Police Department responded.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation listed the incident as a hazard in the westbound lanes.

Traffic remained backed up east of Main Street NE in the westbound lanes 30 minutes after the incident.

From the Anoka-Hennepin School District website:

If you or someone you know is in crisis now, seek help immediately. Call Riverwind Crisis Services at 763-755-3801 (24-hour mental health crisis assistance for Anoka County adults, children and families), the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or call 911 for immediate emergency assistance.

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Amber Anderson February 18, 2013 at 01:29 AM
I was driving on 694 and saw this person jump from my rear view mirror. I have been haunted till now. I did not stop because my kids were in the car.
Chris Steller February 18, 2013 at 01:46 AM
Thank you for your comment, Amber. It must have been very scary to see. I was very glad to find out and report that the person lived.
Amber Anderson February 18, 2013 at 02:48 AM
It was,thank you Chris. I have to drive that way to visit my parents and other family members.

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