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My Hero Ends Traffic Jam by Pushing Suicidal Man Off Bridge

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Posted By: The Booze at 1:29 pm

26 May 2009

BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese man was pushed off a bridge by an angry passer-by after his threat to commit suicide held up traffic for five hours, Chinese media reported on Saturday. Retired soldier Lian Jiansheng, 66, broke through a police cordon and reached out to shake the hand of would-be jumper Chen Fuchao before shoving him off the bridge.

“I pushed him off because jumpers like Chen are very selfish. Their action violates a lot of public interests,” Lai was quoted as saying by the China Daily newspaper. “They do not really dare to kill themselves. Instead, they just want to raise the relevant government authorities’ attention to their appeals.”

Chen, 2 million yuan ($293,200) in debt because of a failed building project, fell 8 metres (yards) onto a partially inflated emergency air cushion and was hospitalized with wrist and back injuries. Lai was detained by police. Chen was at least the twelfth person since early April to threaten suicide at the same spot, the Haizhu bridge in Guangzhou. But none jumped and — until Lian gave Chen a helping hand — none was pushed.

This is some of the best news I’ve heard in a while. It reminds me of the time I was late for work because my roommate spent an hour in the bathtub trying to kill himself. If I was as cool as this Lian guy, I would have broken down the door and drowned him. I’d have been showering in no time.

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