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PITTSBURGH, Pa. (KDKA) – A Pittsburgh Police officer was injured early Saturday morning while preventing a woman from jumping off the McKees Rocks Bridge.

Officers Kevin Clark and Dave Syska responded around 1:45 a.m. to a report of a female straddling the rail of the bridge, according to a press release from the Pittsburgh Police. When they arrived, they saw the female preparing to jump.

mckees rocks bridge Officer Injured While Stopping Female From Jumping Off Bridge

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Officer Clark ran to the woman, grabbed her and pulled her to safety before Officer Syska helped calm her on the sidewalk.

Pittsburgh EMS transported the woman, a Coraopolis resident, to a local hospital for evaluation. Officer Clark rode with EMS and was treated for a right hand injury he sustained while saving the woman.