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WTVD reports that a Raleigh police officer talked a man out of jumping from a bridge earlier tonight.

It happened on the Beltline over Wade Avenue just after 7 p.m. when police got a call about a man who was hanging over the edge of the bridge.

The officer was off-duty when he saw the man sitting on the bridge and approached him.

After a short period of time, the man agreed to come off the bridge. That’s when the officer hugged the man for quite some time, then walked the man back to a car.

Wow! This officer really did a great job of deescalating this situation.

Check out the full video below.

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