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Man threatening to jump off bridge taken into custody

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man on a bridge over state Route 94 near downtown San Diego held up traffic for a second day Wednesday, before finally being arrested about 9 a.m.

The man was reported on a ledge of the 30th Street bridge over eastbound lanes just before 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Several lanes of state Route 94 were closed in the area during Tuesday's evening commute.

Early Wednesday, the CHP reopened most lanes in time for the morning commute, but the standoff still slowed traffic.

Police made no other information immediately available as to how the man was taken into custody. The man could be booked for a crime or be put on a 72-hour psychiatric hold.

This is an update. The previous story is below.

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8 / CNS) - An apparently suicidal man continues to tie up traffic on state Route 94 Wednesday near downtown San Diego.

The man was first spotted standing on a ledge of the 30th Street bridge above eastbound highway lanes just before 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

As of 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, two eastbound lanes are closed, as police negotiators try to convince the man to come down. So far, he has refused.

Several lanes of state Route 94 were closed in the area during Tuesday's evening commute.

Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area.

This is the latest information. The previous story is below.

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A man climbed outside of the fencing on an overpass on state Route 94 Tuesday afternoon, prompting the closure of part of the freeway while police attempted to talk him down.

The situation started just before 2 p.m. on the eastbound side of the roadway at the 30th Street bridge.

The closure created a large traffic backup in the area. As of early evening, one eastbound lane was reopened to allow traffic to pass through.

Police were attempting to negotiate with the unidentified man in hopes of bringing the situation to a safe conclusion.

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