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San Diego highway at standstill as negotiators try to talk man out of suicide

October 14, 2011 |  6:59 pm

Friday night rush-traffic is at a standstill on State Route 163 near downtown San Diego as negotiators try to talk a man out of committing suicide by jumping from a bridge over the freeway.

The California Highway Patrol closed the highway about 2 p.m. as a negotiators tried to talk to the man, who was demanding to speak to Dist. Atty. Bonnie Dumanis.

Southbound traffic was closed through Balboa Park to Interstate 5, northbound traffic to Interstate 8. Southbound lanes were opened about 6:30 p.m. as negotiations continued.

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--Tony Perry in San Diego

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