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Police Detain Man Who Jumped Off Freeway Overpass

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UPDATE: 11:52 p.m., March 31, 2017

The man who was perched on the edge of a connector bridge at the junction of Interstate 5 and I-8 in Mission Valley since Thursday afternoon jumped into a patch of shrubbery on an embankment below the ramp and has been taken into custody, according to police.

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A man who climbed onto a freeway bridge in Mission Valley, apparently threatening suicide, remained there early Friday, forcing closures at the busy junction.

The potential jumper was reported about 2:25 p.m. Thursday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The CHP initially closed the westbound Interstate 8 at Interstate 5 and southbound I-5 at I-8, according to the CHP.

Officers were trying to persuade the man to get down from the structure, but as of 8:45 a.m., he was still there and the southbound I-5 at I-8 remained closed, along with the transition road from northbound I-5 to westbound I-8, according to the CHP.