Mother attempts suicide with her children on Abdoun Bridge

Jordan

Published: 2018-05-05 09:55

Last Updated: 2018-05-06 10:56


The infamous Abdoun Bridge. (Roya)
The infamous Abdoun Bridge. (Roya)
Roya News Source

Mother attempts suicide with her children on Abdoun Bridge

A mother has tried to commit suicide with her children by jumping off Abdoun Bridge in Amman on Friday.

Thankfully, policemen prevented the distressed parent from ending her and her children’s lives, a security source has said.

The same source explained that family disputes have driven the mother to threaten to jump off the bridge, before she was persuaded otherwise by the authorities.

Police have placed the mother and her children in the protective custody of the Family Protection Department.

Over the years, Abdoun Bridge has earned the reputation as the go-to destination for those wanting to commit suicide.

The last suicide to take place at the doomed bridge was in March 2018.