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Man threatening to jump off overpass arrested

Possible jumper backs up trafficSAN DIEGO – Police arrested a man threatening to jump off an Interstate 805 overpass Friday which resulted in a six hour traffic jam north of National City, authorities said.

The man sat at the 43rd Street bridge over the northbound lanes of I-805 from 7:45 a.m. until San Diego police emergency negotiators took him into custody around 2:30 p.m., a SDPD dispatcher said.

Officer Frank Cali said the man would likely be taken to the county’s Mental Heatlh Services for an evaluation and it was unclear if he would face charges.

The California Highway Patrol issued a SigAlert at 8:39 a.m. for the northbound Interstate 805 lanes. The on-ramps from Plaza Boulevard and Sweetwater Road in National City were shut down.  Southbound lanes of I-805 were closed later in the day.

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4 Comments to “Man threatening to jump off overpass arrested”

    THriller said:
    December 28, 2012 at 7:05 PM

    everyone i know has got a reason… to say you could put the pass away!! wish you could step off the bridge my friend.

    les said:
    December 29, 2012 at 7:57 AM

    thriller? what?..if you have something to say, well say it!!

      Jay said:
      December 29, 2012 at 9:32 AM

      THriller is quoting cliche 90s pop songs… well done.

    Darlene said:
    December 29, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    happy he didn't jumpjump

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