101 Freeway reopens in Hollywood, man taken into custody after threatening to jump from overpass

HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The 101 Freeway reopened Tuesday morning after an hourslong closure due to a man threatening to jump from an overpass.

California Highway Patrol reopened lanes around 10:20 a.m. after the northbound side was shut down just after 11 p.m. Monday, followed by the southbound side.

One of the city's largest arteries became a parking lot during the morning rush hour, with commuters stuck in traffic for hours and drivers spilling into side streets.

Part of Hollywood Boulevard was also closed in the area during the police activity.

The man, who Los Angeles Fire officials said was "experiencing a behavioral emergency", was taken into custody by Los Angeles police after standing on a ledge on the other side of fencing along the overpass.

The CHP ran a traffic break as officers and firefighters tried to speak to the man and set up a cushion on the ground. He was taken into custody around 9:50 a.m.

No injuries were reported and additional information about the incident was not immediately released.
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