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105 Freeway closed; stranded motorists take selfies on roadway

105 Freeway closed; stranded motorists take selfies on roadway
Traffic is stopped on the 105 Freeway late Thursday. (KTLA)

All lanes of the 105 Freeway in Paramount have been closed in both directions as authorities respond to a man threatening to jump off an overcrossing.

[Updated at 10:03 p.m.: All lanes have reopened, according to the California Highway Patrol.]

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A SigAlert was issued around 6:30 p.m, California Highway Patrol Officer Monica Posada said. She added that it was not clear if transition roads to the nearby  710 Freeway are closed. She also said she did not know where traffic was being diverted.

KTLA News photos captured some stranded motorists roaming around the blocked roadway, some taking "selfie" photos:

Sheriff's deputies responded to reports of a man threatening to jump off an overcrossing onto the freeway below around 5:30 p.m., Sgt. Joe Reveles said. He said multiple units responded to the scene, but it was not clear how the situation was unfolding.

"There's a jumper over in that area," he said, "but where we are in that situation I couldn't tell you."

Pictures shot from overhead by local television news stations showed traffic.

Twitter: @MattStevensLAT

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