A police situation on July 4, in which a man was threatening to jump off an overpass on I-270 between US-62 and I-71 has ended sadly with the death of a young man.
The man jumped after a standoff in which police attempted to talk him down. He has been transported to a local hospital in critical condition with life threatening injuries, he later died.
The man has been identified as 26-year-old Alan Frazier. Authorities say he was in emotional distress.
I-270 was closed for a significant time on July 4, due to the situation.
At the request of the family we have removed a photo of the incident.
We understand the concern voices by a few concerned followers and our hearts go out to his family. Suicide is unfortunately all to common that it is becoming somewhat normalized in the media.
Our point was to put a face to this tragedy. The moment captured was as real as it gets. This isn’t just a story, it’s a real life struggle that countless people face each day.
We understand the sensitivity and knew it could potentially bother some people. That’s why we will always warn people before they click. Our intent wasn’t to profit from the incident but to inform our audience.
If you or anyone you know is struggling, know you are not alone. For help visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/.