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Police talk 2 women down from bridge

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Mar 21, 2014 - 9:49 AM |
This screen capture from Google Streetview shows the bridge over Frood Road. Police successfully negotiated two women down from the bridge on March 20.

This screen capture from Google Streetview shows the bridge over Frood Road. Police successfully negotiated two women down from the bridge on March 20.

Two women were successfully talked down from the railway bridge over Frood Road March 20, said Greater Sudbury Police Service.

Police were alerted to the incident at about 8 p.m. When they arrived, they were able to talk one of the females down.


Crisis negotiators were called in to speak with the other woman. It took them 30 minutes to talk her down off the bridge.

Members of the public are reminded that in addition to being dangerous, trespassing on railway tracks is a federal offence under the Rail Safety Act and can have fines upward of $500.

People can also be fined under provincial legislation for trespassing and fines range from $100-$300, depending on the province. Criminal Code charges of mischief and mischief endangering life may also be considered depending on the circumstances.

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