Man threatening to jump from Colorado Street Bridge talked down

A man threatening to jump from the Colorado Street Bridge Monday afternoon stopped his suicide attempt and was taken into custody by Pasadena police crisis negotiators at just after 5 p.m., said Pasadena police Lt. Pete Hettema. The man is being taken by paramedics to a local hospital, Hettema said.

Pasadena police closed off traffic to the Colorado Street Bridge at about 4 p.m. to try to talk the man down.

A police department crisis negotiating team spoke to the man, who appeared to be in his 40s, said Pasadena police Lt. Jeri Faulkner.

The man was standing on the south side of the middle of the bridge, Faulkner said.

-- Joe Piasecki, Times Community News

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