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110 Freeway reopens after person threatening to jump is taken into custody

The 110 Freeway reopened Friday evening after being shut down for about an hour when a person threatened to jump from an overpass.

Northbound and southbound lanes were shut for about an hour as authorities tried to speak with the person.

Authorities were able to take the person into custody about 6:30 p.m., said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison.

The incident, which was first reported at 5:18 p.m., came at the height of the Friday evening rush hour in downtown L.A., close to major interchanges that connect to the 101 and 10 freeways. Traffic backed up throughout the area.

The California Highway Patrol reopened the 110 Freeway at 6:38 p.m.

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UPDATES:

7:05 p.m.: This article was updated with the resolution of the incident.

This article was originally published at 6:15 p.m.

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