Video shows NC officer talking man off bridge, giving him a hug

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A powerful video from an NC DOT camera shows a Raleigh police officer’s act of compassion Wednesday evening.

Officers received a call about a man hanging over the edge of a the bridge on the Beltline just after 7 p.m., according to WTVD.

An off-duty officer, who was headed home stopped and reached out to the man.

The man was clearly distressed, but the officer was able to talk him into getting off of the bridge.

That’s when the officer hugged the man and walked him back to the car.

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