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O.C. Metrolink delayed by man threatening to jump from overpass

September 14, 2011 |  7:43 pm

O.C. Metrolink service delayed
Metrolink train service in Orange County was interrupted Wednesday evening by a man threatening to jump from an overpass on the 73 toll road in Mission Viejo, officials said.

Trains 602 and 808 were held at the Mission Viejo/Laguna Niguel station, where at least five buses were dispatched to transport passengers to points south of the area, Metrolink said.

The incident began about 4:30 p.m., prompting police and fire units to be dispatched to the incident, located near Camino Capistrano where the 73 toll road intersects with the 5 Freeway, officials said.

Rescue units from the Orange County Fire Authority were at the scene standing by in case medical assistance was needed, Capt. Marc Stone said.

No other details were immediately available.

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Image: Map shows the area where a man was threatening to jump.

Credit: Google Maps

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