Roanoke City Police stopped a man from jumping off a bridge over Interstate 581 Wednesday night.
As a precaution, officers blocked the southbound lanes of I-581 at Hershberger Road starting around 9 p.m. The man had gotten on the outside of the chain link fence on the Liberty Road bridge.
Twelve officers showed up and helped talk the man down over a little more than 30 minutes, then helped him safely get off the bridge.
All of the southbound lanes of I-581 reopened shortly before 10 p.m.