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Traffic jammed on 10 Freeway; man threatens to jump from overpass

May 9, 2012 |  6:13 pm

Image: Map shows location of where a man was threatening to jump from an overpass on the 10 Freeway. Source: Google Maps

This post has been updated. See the note below.

Traffic on westbound lanes of the 10 Freeway near Crenshaw Boulevard was stopped Wednesday afternoon because a man was threatening to jump from an overpass, officials said.

The closure was snarling rush-hour traffic on the major east-west artery.

Authorities were also considering halting traffic in the eastbound lanes, said Officer Tatiana Sauquillo of the California Highway Patrol.

Initial reports were that the person on the overpass was between 18 and 22 years old, according to Officer Karen Rayner of the Los Angeles Police Department.

LAPD units were responding. No other details were immediately available.

[Updated 6:55 p.m.: The man was escorted off the overpass and all lanes were reopened, the CHP said.]

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Image: Map shows location of where a man was threatening to jump from an overpass on the 10 Freeway. Source: Google Maps

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