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Man's suicide threat shuts down Pasadena's Colorado Street bridge

January 2, 2013 |  2:17 pm

Approximate location of bridge shown in red.

Pasadena police and firefighters shut down the Colorado Street Bridge on Wednesday as they attempted to convince a man threatening suicide not to jump.

Passersby reported seeing a man sitting on the edge of the bridge just after 10:20 a.m., said Pasadena police Lt. Tracey Ibarra.

The standoff with the man, whose identity was not released, was continuing as of 2 p.m.

Firefighters set up a rescue cushion under the bridge in case the man jumped, said Pasadena Fire Department spokeswoman Lisa Derderian.

“We’re hoping for a good resolution,” Ibarra said.

A woman who was suffering from depression died after jumping from the bridge on Dec. 20, Ibarra said.


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Map: Approximate location of bridge shown in red. Credit: Google Maps