‘Let’s get a group hug’ Video shows Toledo officers rescuing woman from edge of bridge

in Community/Health/Local News

The Toledo Police Department is encouraging people experiencing a mental health crisis to reach out for help after a recent incident in which officers brought a woman to safety.

TPD released body camera footage Thursday of officers bringing a woman who was leaning over the edge of the Martin Luther King Bridge back to safety on June 9. You can watch it in full in the attached video player.

The video shows officers arriving on the scene and blocking foot traffic on the bridge in both directions. An officer is heard asking the woman what her name is, and asking if it’s okay if he can come closer.

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