Lanes on the southbound 170 Freeway were closed for about two hours in the San Fernando Valley due to a man seated on top of a fenced in pedestrian overpass.
The road was closed just south of Sherman Way in the North Hollywood area, where officers responded to a report of an individual threatening to jump from a pedestrian overpass.
Los Angeles firefighters set up an air cushion on the freeway. The man was seated on a fence over the walkway.
After about two hours of negotiations, the man was taken into custody, according to Los Angeles police.
All freeway lanes were reopened around midday.