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Bridge reopened following possible jumper

Published 5:59pm Monday, December 23, 2013

The Ironton-Russell Bridge is back open following a man allegedly threatening to jump.

The bridge was closed for about a hour and half while Ironton and Russell, Ky., police tried to talk the man down. The man finally complied with officers and did not jump.

According to Ironton Detective Joe Ross, the man was from Ironton and was taken by Russell police following the incident.

It was not immediately known whether the man would face charges.

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