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Potential Jumper Shuts Down 110 Traffic

By Eric Richardson with Ed Fuentes
Published: Tuesday, August 04, 2009, at 12:48PM
IMGP5525 Ed Fuentes

A potential jumper stands on the railing of the Wilshire overpass over the 110 freeway.

A potential jumper perched on the Wilshire overpass shut down traffic on the 110 freeway for over an hour today before being taken into police custody at 1:25pm.

Emergency responders scrambled to deploy airbags on the freeway below as the male stood on the railing above, appearing to taunt police with the threat to jump.

The individual was taken into custody after moving away from the center of the overpass and toward the Downtown side.

Traffic headed both directions on the 110 freeway came to a standstill during the incident, but is now slowly starting to move again.


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