Man jumps from bridge into I-35E traffic in St. Paul

There are 20 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 10, 2009, titled Man jumps from bridge into I-35E traffic in St. Paul. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A man committed suicide Friday evening by jumping off St. Paul's Maryland Avenue bridge into southbound Interstate 35 E, shutting down traffic for more than an hour, police said.

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“I'm not crying... Winning!”

Since: Oct 08

Twin Cities, USA

#1 Apr 10, 2009
Yikes.

Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#5 Apr 10, 2009
My prayers for the man's family and friends. I hope you're able to make sense of such a senseless, painful act as this. I'm so sorry for your loss, and I hope you find a little comfort in knowing your loved one is in pain no more.

Zen
citizen joe

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Apr 10, 2009
well at least he didn't take any other lives in the process.

Since: Feb 08

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Apr 10, 2009
citizen joe wrote:
well at least he didn't take any other lives in the process.
I agree with you.

The story is very sad and I feel terrible for the man's family and friends. It seems like these types of suicides, and suicide attempts, are becoming more common. I am referring to the fact that this man chose to end his life in a way that could have very well taken the life of another person or many people. I know I could be wrong - I don't want to sound like one of those "back in the good old days" people, but this certainly seems like a growing phenomenon, or has it always been like this?

Since: Jul 08

Brooklyn Park

#10 Apr 10, 2009
hate me all you want wrote:
What an ****.I'm sorry your life sucked, but that dosen't give you the right to screw everyone else's day up.
Yes it does. Were you doing something real important?
Tammy

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Apr 10, 2009
My sympathies to the family.
Sarah D

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Apr 10, 2009
James Kasal wrote:
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I agree with you.
The story is very sad and I feel terrible for the man's family and friends. It seems like these types of suicides, and suicide attempts, are becoming more common. I am referring to the fact that this man chose to end his life in a way that could have very well taken the life of another person or many people. I know I could be wrong - I don't want to sound like one of those "back in the good old days" people, but this certainly seems like a growing phenomenon, or has it always been like this?
I think that it's just that there are more people.

Washington Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis is a "favorite" bridge for suicides because of its height and the road that runs underneath it along the river.
john shaw

Duluth, MN

#13 Apr 10, 2009
The worst thing about these freaks who end it all is the fact that they don't live to feel the wrath and ridicule of the rest of society.
handy dandy

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Apr 10, 2009
To Hate Me All You Want. I'll bet you are single, unemployed, and fat.

Since: Mar 09

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#15 Apr 10, 2009
What the hell is going on here. Have ever seen this kind of violence in the past 90 days,Ever? Suicides, cop killings, economic ruin, rocket launchings? What is going on on the East Side for Gawds sake. Stabbings over movies, shootings over disrespect, suicides despite hope and change? Lord help us all.
Not ok

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Apr 10, 2009
If someone wants to end their life, that is their business, but why they want to do it in a way that would hurt innocent people or make others have nightmares about seeing this is beyond me.

That was a selfish thing to do.

Since: Mar 09

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#18 Apr 10, 2009
Not ok wrote:
If someone wants to end their life, that is their business, but why they want to do it in a way that would hurt innocent people or make others have nightmares about seeing this is beyond me.
That was a selfish thing to do.
Just a warning so you can turn your spam blocker on, apparently on this site you cannot question the suicide and have the word selfish in the same sentence. You must only feel for the so-called victim and not for innocents of the society. If you doubt it, look at the other suicide posts.
guy

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Apr 10, 2009
Big friggin loss. Selfish bastard tried to takea few others with him. Glad nobody got hurt.
Emily

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Apr 10, 2009
xHP ni naD wrote:
dude couldn't take one more day of Brad Childress running the Vikings into the ground. i feel his pain. FIRE KLINK NOW
Dan, you're a sage. Now run off and plan what you should write in your secret journal.

Since: Mar 09

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Apr 10, 2009
It is too bad that this person chose to end his life in this matter. It is truely a blessing that nobody else was hurt in the process of this guy killing himself, nor does anyone have to face the guilt of having hit him after he fell to the roadway.
My prayers go out to the family of this man.
Troyboy from Duluth Mn

Warba, MN

#23 Apr 10, 2009
That had to be a sight
Mike B

Saint Paul, MN

#24 Apr 11, 2009
I give this guy credit!!! I would not think this would be the best way to kill your self. The Maryland bridge over 35E is not a very big fall. There are quite a few bridges to jump off of that would be far more likely to cause death, but this guy was able to do it!
post

Minneapolis, MN

#25 Apr 11, 2009
I don't want to call the non-emergency number for this; they don't need more junk, and it's not even the same bridge, but, here goes...

While sitting at the tables near the Wabasha St. bridge around lunch hour on Friday, a group of African-American youths came to another table and they were, well, really, just kinda hanging out. From their voices, I assumed the group could've been in their late teens to late 20's... and the topic of suicide came up. I over-heard one of the guys say "man, I'm suicidal; I'm 'bout to just jump off this bridge right here..."

The conversation drifted away from that, but.... I'm concerned. Considering I was right there - if it's the same guy, I will feel very bad about the situation - as, after all, he appeared to be hanging out with friends, and was later just shooting the breeze with them... These apparent friends who should know the guy and be able to tell if he was really that down on himself....

So, if anyone knows if this is connected, then please post. I'd like to be more detailed if I can - should the need arise. Otherwise - simply, best wishes to all :)
Rose

Minneapolis, MN

#26 Apr 11, 2009
This is very sad.
Brenda

Minneapolis, MN

#27 Apr 11, 2009
This one sick guy told me that life is like taking a good s....t. You're glad when it is over. Maybe, he had a point.

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