10/29/2012

Would-be freeway jumper stabs officer

Suspect was apprehended before he may have jumped onto the freeway, risking the lives of motorists below

The Press Enterprise

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A California Highway Patrol officer who — despite being stabbed multiple times — held onto a man who climbed onto a Highway 91 overpass in Riverside has been praised for his bravery.

CHP Sgt. Brian Gonsalves praised the courage and dedication of the officer, who is expected to recover, in apprehending the suspect before he may have jumped onto the freeway, risking the lives of motorists below.

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