Both the Lewiston Police Department and the Nez Perce County Sheriff’s office responded around 10:30 Monday morning to a call of a man walking north on the train bridge. Initially, officers believed the man was stuck, however after they directed him down they realized that wasn't the case, and according to LPD Corporal Dock White, the Lewiston resident was just trying to get a better view of all the boats that are out on the water.
"He wanted to get a better look at the boats so he climbed up on the train bridge," said White. "It's highly illegal to be on the train bridge at anytime, there's signs posted that say keep off and no trespassing and he just disregarded those signs."
David Salim, 33, was arrested for trespassing and possession of drug paraphernalia. White said that regardless of the reason, it's completely illegal and dangerous to go onto the train bridge.