Negotiator Recalls Talking Jumper Down From Lefty O'Doul Bridge

In Sergeant Carl T's world, there are three kinds of jumpers: The ones who are going to do it no matter what, the ones who are despondent and you just need to start talking to them, and … the other kind.

This guy was the other kind.

T — who legally changed his last name to T — was the first man up the Lefty O'Doul Bridge adjacent to AT&T Park on Tuesday, when an apparently deranged man scaled the structure and began acting erratically.

“He didn't want anything,” T said of the would-be jumper — who, at the time of our last call, remained in the General Hospital psychiatric ward. “That was the real hard part.”

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