NB 101 Freeway temporarily shut in Hollywood after man threatens to jump off overpass

Authorities negotiated with a possible jumper on an overpass on the northbound 101 Freeway in Hollywood on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (KABC)

All northbound lanes of the 101 Freeway were shut down in Hollywood Thursday morning after a man was taken into custody for threatening to jump off an overpass.

CHP shut down all lanes at Sunset Boulevard shortly before 8 a.m.

Police and fire officials were able to talk to the man and get him down from the overpass. He was then taken into custody.

Traffic was jammed in both directions - northbound to the 60 Freeway and southbound to the 110 Freeway.

All lanes were reopened shortly before 9 a.m.
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