Raleigh police officer uses sign language to talk deaf teen off bridge

RALEIGH (WNCN) – A Raleigh police officer used sign language to talk a deaf 16-year-old off the Rock Quarry Bridge over I-40 on Tuesday, according to the officer’s father.

Raleigh police blocked all lanes near Rock Quarry Road starting around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said the teen was on the bridge over the interstate, but police would not provide any more details.

The girl came off the bridge around 4:45 p.m. She was unharmed, police said, and was being evaluated.

The officer, who is not being identified, always seems to “be in the right place to save the day,” his father says.

Traffic was backed up more than 5 miles to the U.S. 1 interchange on Tuesday.

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