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Edmond police report a 56-year-old man jumped in front of the school bus Tuesday in what officers are calling an attempted suicide. The Edmond man was taken for mental evaluation at an Oklahoma City hospital.
by Diana Baldwin Published: December 11, 2012
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EDMOND — A man jumped in front of an Edmond school bus Tuesday in what police are calling an attempted suicide.

The 56-year-old Edmond man was taken to St. Anthony's Hospital in Oklahoma City for mental evaluation following the 8:40 a.m. accident in front of KickingBird Golf Course, said Jennifer Monroe, Edmond police spokeswoman.

No children were on the bus at the time of the accident.

The bus driver was going west on Danforth Road just east of Bryant Avenue and noticed the man walking toward him in the grass before the man stepped off the curb in front of the bus, Monroe said.

“The bus barely hit him,” Monroe said. “The bus driver did a good job.”

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by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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