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Handcuffed man jumps to his death from highway overpass

August 9, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A handcuffed man who jumped to his death from a highway overpass in Kansas City, Missouri, had just been arrested.

Police told the Kansas City Star that the man had just been arrested before jumping from the overpass near Missouri Route 210 and Interstate 435 Thursday morning.

Police were responding to a report of a man and woman on foot jumping in and out of traffic. Officers detained the couple and handcuffed them. Police say the man broke free, ran and jumped to his death. His name has not been released.

Police say it is unclear what the man and woman were doing on the highway.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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