Armed officers on M62 after man falls from bridge onto motorway

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Armed officers were sent to the M62 after a man fell from a bridge near Lofthouse.

West Yorkshire Police has said their armed officers attended to 'assist at the scene in a medical capacity' following the incident at 9.35am today (Thursday, July 4). The force has clarified armed police were deployed as they have enhanced medical training.

The man who fell is currently fighting for his life following the incident between junctions 29 and 30. A force spokesperson said: "Police received a concern for safety report relating to a male on a bridge over the M62 motorway between junctions 29 and 30.

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"A further call was then received to advise the male had fallen on to the carriageway. The ambulance service was contacted and armed officers were deployed to assist at the scene in a medical capacity.

"The male was taken to hospital for further treatment. His injuries are described as life threatening."

Enquiries have been ongoing at the scene. Anyone who saw what happened or has information is asked to contact Leeds District CID on 101 referencing police log 0405 of July 4.

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