Loop 101 at Elliot Road was reopened on Thursday following a nearly 20-minute closure as authorities tried to calm a suicidal man standing on a fence at the overpass.

At about noon, Department of Public Safety officials responded to the scene and shut down all lanes of the highway soon after, spokesman Robert Bailey said.

The highway reopened at about 12:30 p.m. after police took the man into custody, Bailey said.

For those of you not in my inner rhombus, 101 & Elliot is an extremely short walk from my house.  (And no… it wasn’t me on the bridge.)

[AZ Central]

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