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Tinker AFB Airmen Intervene In Woman's Suicide Attempt

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A handful of Tinker Airmen are being called heroes by Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes, after they stopped a woman from committing suicide, Wednesday afternoon. 

Captain Justin Phelps was one of three Airmen who saw the distraught woman peering over the edge of the I-40 overpass at Air Depot Road.  The Airmen put themselves at great physical risk by running onto the overpass amongst busy I-40 traffic. 

They were able to coax the woman—one of the Airmen tells News 9 is a Nurse—to safety.  

“It was a community responding to someone in need,” Justin Phelps said.   

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