OAKLAND, Calif. - Lanes in both directions of I-980 in downtown Oakland have reopened after being blocked for about two hours Thursday evening, California Highway Patrol said.
At around 4:55 p.m. CHP responded to where a person was seen partly hanging over the freeway's 12th St. over-crossing. Oakland police and the fire department assisted in the response. Crisis negotiators were also brought in.
A severe traffic alert was issued at 7:11 p.m. Westbound traffic was diverted off at 18th Street. Eastbound traffic had to be diverted off at 11th Street. By around 9 p.m. all lanes had reopened.
The person was eventually taken into custody safely.
If you are in crisis help is available, here are some resources:
NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE: 1-800-273-8255
Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services - ACCESS Program: 1-800-491-9099