TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A man is recovering in a Topeka hospital after jumping from a bridge over I-70.
Topeka Police told KSNT News the man jumped from the 6th street bridge onto westbound I-70 just before 7:00 p.m. Sunday.
The ordeal shut the stretch of highway down for roughly half an hour.
Bystanders initially told police the man had been hit by a passing box-truck as he fell to the ground.
Authorities said the man was not hit and suffered non-life threatening injuries.
He was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
The incident is being investigated as a suicide attempt.