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Police: Person with 'mental health crisis' on Fayetteville bridge is safe, road reopened

Posted July 28

Fayetteville Police Department cruiser

— Authorities closed part of U.S. Highway 95 Business in Fayetteville on Friday morning due to someone "experiencing a mental health crisis" on a bridge, officials said.

The Fayetteville Police Department said officers responded around 9:30 a.m. to a report of someone on a bridge in the 400 block of N. Eastern Boulevard. The department's crisis negotiation team responded to communicate with the person.

US-95 Business, also called N. Eastern Boulevard, was closed between Grove Street and Middle Road.

Around noon, Fayetteville police said on Twitter that the person in crisis was safe. US-95 Business was reopened in both directions around 12:15 p.m.

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  • Jennifer King Jul 29, 4:07 p.m.
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    Please remove the quotation marks around "mental health crisis". If the person was having a heart attack, that wouldn't go in quotation marks. It sends the message that a mental health crisis isn't a real thing, and it is. Good thoughts to this person and the emergency staff who helped them.