Citizens Prevent Distraught Man From Jumping Off Thomas Johnson Bridge

July 5, 2018

On Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at approximately 5:35 p.m. deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Thomas Johnson Bridge in Solomons for a report of a man attempting to jump from the bridge.

While units were responding, several citizens exited their vehicles and restrained the man from jumping.

Deputies arrived at the top of the bridge and made contact with an 18-year-old man from Leonardtown, who was visibly upset. The man informed deputies that he had been in a car accident earlier and was having a bad day. He informed deputies that he drove his vehicle up to the top of the bridge, exited it, and wanted to jump from the bridge before he was stopped by citizens.

Deputies subsequently placed the man in custody and transported him to a local hospital for an evaluation.

Sheriff Mike Evans would like to thank all of the citizens that stopped for this young man in his time of need.

5 Responses to Citizens Prevent Distraught Man From Jumping Off Thomas Johnson Bridge

  1. Zambi Slayer on July 6, 2018 at 3:39 am

    To All the kids back home , keep your head up fallen
    Angel. Don’t let this negative energy matrix trick you into that outcome. Keep your vibration high and keep your head up higher. Get off that social media it just makes you more unpleasant and hostile depleting your dope-amine and causing sublimated ghostlike addiction. Your blessed if you woke up today. Love everything/ and set good intent. Love all ya – rant over ,now back
    To your regularly scheduled programming (Literally)

  2. Fishman on July 6, 2018 at 5:15 am

    Thank GOD for the people that saved this poor kids life.

    • Kelly on July 7, 2018 at 12:13 am

      AMEN to that!

  3. Anonymous on July 9, 2018 at 9:18 am

    He was standing on the wall…..

  4. JoeSchmo on July 11, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    The call box is locked on top of the bridge for those that want to decide to jump, why is the damn thing locked to begin with