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Southbound lanes of Interstate 805 closed in San Diego

Interstate 805 through San Diego was closed to southbound traffic at rush-hour Tuesday when a man was spotted sitting on the catwalk under a freeway sign attached to an overpass.

The closure at Balboa Avenue was ordered at about 5 p.m. and was still in effect at 10 p.m. The man was described in a California Highway Patrol incident report as a potential "jumper."

San Diego police and a crisis negotiator were attempting to talk the man into leaving his perch. He was waving a sign that onlookers said had references to the FBI and other public agencies and possibly an assertion that "I am not a pedophile."

Traffic was diverted onto surface streets as a backup stretched for miles.


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