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People Took Selfies While A Freeway Was Closed Because A Man Attempted To Jump Off A Bridge

The 105 in Los Angeles was closed Thursday while officers responded to a man on an overpass, and motorists got out of their cars to take photos.

Posted on April 11, 2014, at 12:34 a.m. ET

The 105 freeway in Los Angeles was shut down Thursday during rush hour for more than three hours because of negotiations with a man on a freeway overpass.

105 Freeway still shut down in Paramount as negotiation w/ man on bridge continues

KTLA@KTLA

105 Freeway still shut down in Paramount as negotiation w/ man on bridge continues

06:23 PM - 10 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

A spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol told BuzzFeed officers responded around 5:30 p.m. local time to reports a man threatened to jump from the overpass into traffic.

If u r driving do not get the 105 e & w this man stopped the whole freeway by the paramount/Garfield exit :o

Casablancas@asshhbamm

If u r driving do not get the 105 e & w this man stopped the whole freeway by the paramount/Garfield exit :o

03:44 PM - 10 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Traffic was backed up to the 605 three miles away.

105 Fwy is backed up all the way to 605 while authorities respond to man on ped bridge, @Sky5Tim reports

KTLA@KTLA

105 Fwy is backed up all the way to 605 while authorities respond to man on ped bridge, @Sky5Tim reports

06:31 PM - 10 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

People got out of their car during the closure, including one man, who took a selfie video.

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Here's an aerial view of a group shot.

#SKY5: People taking pictures and selfies on the 105 Freeway. #KTLA

Marcus Smith@MarcusSmithKTLA

#SKY5: People taking pictures and selfies on the 105 Freeway. #KTLA

06:31 PM - 10 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The CHP spokesperson said the individual on the overpass was not injured and was detained by police. The 105 was reopened shortly after 9:15 p.m.

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