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

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Thursday, August 25, 2016
Authorities negotiated with a possible jumper on an overpass on the northbound 101 Freeway in Hollywood on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.
Authorities negotiated with a possible jumper on an overpass on the northbound 101 Freeway in Hollywood on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.
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HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (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.