Man threatening to jump off 110 Freeway overpass in custody; lanes reopen

EMBED </>More Videos

042117-kabc-5pm-bkr-1-vid (KABC)

Both directions of the 110 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles were back open after a person threatening to jump off an overpass shut down all lanes during rush-hour traffic on Friday.

Los Angeles police and fire officials responded to the incident shortly before 5:30 p.m. at Wilshire Boulevard above the freeway, authorities said.

LAFD crews placed an air-rescue cushion while they worked with the LAPD to get the man to surrender to authorities.

Meantime, California Highway Patrol officials closed both directions of the busy freeway, causing a massive backup in the area.

The man, who was not identified, safely surrendered to officers shortly before 6:30 p.m. and was taken into custody. All lanes of the freeway were back open.

No further information was released.
Related Topics:
trafficfreewayI-110traffic delayDowntown LALos Angeles
(Copyright ©2019 KABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)