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91 Freeway in Riverside reopens after potential jumper stands down

November 1, 2011 | 10:52 am

Image: Map shows approximate location of where a man threatened to jump from an overpass in Riverside. Source: Google MapsThe 91 Freeway in Riverside reopened Tuesday morning after a two-hour standoff when a man threatened to jump from the 14th Street overpass, officials said.

Residual traffic could take at least two hours to clear up, and officials urged motorists to use alternate routes.

The incident began shortly before 8 a.m., when the man was seen on the overpass, threatening to jump.

The Riverside Press Enterprise reported the man, possibly a parolee, was distraught over his lack of a job and problems with a girlfriend.

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-- Sam Quinones

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Image: Map shows approximate location of where a man threatened to jump from an overpass in Riverside. Source: Google Maps

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