5 Fwy reopens in Commerce after police activity involving man on overcrossing prompts closure

ByABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
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The 5 Freeway was shut down in both directions in Commerce Wednesday due to police activity involving a man possibly threatening to jump from an overcrossing.

COMMERCE, Calif. (KABC) -- The 5 Freeway reopened in Commerce after it was shut down in both directions Wednesday due to police activity involving a man who was possibly threatening to jump from an overcrossing.

The closure near Garfield Avenue was reported around 11:30 a.m., according to Caltrans. Shortly after 1 p.m., both sides of the freeway were reopened to drivers.

AIR7 HD was over the scene where a shirtless man could be seen sitting on the edge of the overpass near the train tracks, and at least one cushion was set up on the ground below.

Details on that man's condition were not immediately released.