Police: Texas student saves woman trying jump from overpass

ROUND ROCK, TX (KTRK) -- A central Texas college student is being called a hero for saving the life of a woman who police say was trying to end it.

It happened last week in Round Rock. Blake Pryor says he saw a car stopped on the side of a highway flyover. Something didn't appear right.

"It was just instinct," he said. "I'm not sure what made me think that. I just had a gut feeling."

Blake says a woman had pulled over and was leaning over the edge. Police estimate the drop from the roadway was more than 100 feet.

"When I first got there, she was leaning over the bridge, just looking down and when I got there, I leaned over the bridge with her so I could look in her face and let her know I was there," said Blake.

Down below was a busy freeway.

"She did make a motion to jump," he said. "I just grabbed her I gave her a hug and I told her, you know, it's not worth it."

Round Rock police posted what happened on Facebook and people responded with thousands of likes and hundreds of comments, something that Blake didn't expect.

"It's kind of uncomfortable," he said. "I didn't expect this all."

Blake says he's pursuing a career in law enforcement and ever since his daring intervention, the offers are coming in.

"I've already been contacted by a few police departments, asking if I'd like to work for them," he said.

That includes the Round Rock PD, who say they'd be lucky to have a hero among their ranks.
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