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Would-be jumper safely talked off bridge; 110 Freeway in downtown L.A. to fully reopen soon

June 2, 2016

Traffic was expected to flow more freely on the 110 Freeway early Thursday morning after police safely talked a woman off a bridge, ending a four-hour standoff during which she threatened to jump.

As firefighters set up air cushions beneath the woman, traffic backed up for miles in both directions.

Firefighters and police responded just before 7 p.m. to the woman, who was perched above the freeway on the 6th Street bridge, according to Erik Scott, spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Only one lane was open in either direction of the freeway, Scott said.