Pizza Prevents Tragedy (maybe): Ravenel Bridge Drama Recap

Credit: Post & Courier

Credit: Post & Courier

Here's a round-up of today's unique situation on the Ravenel Bridge:


  • 7 am - The first calls about the potential jumper come into police.
  • 11:40 am - Originally, police only closed two lanes on the bridge, but around this time they close all lanes on the southbound side.
  • 11:47 am - Glen Smith from the Post & Courier was the first to mention that police were offering the suspect a slice of pizza.
  • 12:06 pm - Smith tweets out Grace Beahm's picture of a police officer holding the pizza box, later identified as being from Andolini's.
  • 12:11 pm - The suspect was taken into custody.
  • 12:23 pm - The bridge is reopened.


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