ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul’s police chief and another officer have rescued a woman who was threatening to jump from a bridge.

Chief Todd Axtell was heading to police headquarters about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday when he heard a call about a woman about to jump from Robert Street Bridge.

Axtell was about two blocks away and headed to the bridge. He found Officer Frank Judge talking to the woman. The chief says he made eye contact with Judge, and the two worked to pull the woman to safety.

On the ground, Axtell says he held the woman to comfort her “like I would if she was my own child.”

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports Axtell witnessed a domestic assault and detained the suspect as he was heading to work in February 2017.

(© Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

Watch & Listen LIVE