Los Angeles

Man in Custody After Sitting for Hours on Fence Over 170 Freeway

Lanes were closed near the Sherman Way exit as firefighters set up a large air cushion under the walkway

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.

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