DETROIT - While you were sleeping, a unique act of heroism took place overnight along I-696 in metro Detroit.

A line of 13 truckers, with assistance from Michigan State Police, created a wall on the I-696 freeway near the Coolidge exit to help prevent a man from jumping off the overpass.

Chris Harrison, who claims to have been part of the "trucker wall" in a Facebook post on the Twisted Truckers page, said the act of heroism took place between 1 and 3 a.m. Tuesday, starting with one truck.

Harrison, in replying to other Facebook users, said the cops waved 6 or 7 of the truckers through on the eastbound side of the freeway, then did the same thing on the westbound side.

Take a look at this photo to see the finished result.

Due to the joint effort, the man was reportedly talked down from the edge.

Harrison said the highway patrolman walked to each truck, shook the truckers hand and thanked each member for their contribution.

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