By CBSLA Staff

PASADENA (CBSLA) — A stretch of the southbound 710 Freeway in Pasadena was closed Friday morning because a man in his 40s threatened to jump from an overpass.

The man was seen hanging over the Green Street bridge, between St. John Avenue and the freeway, at 11:45 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

The CHP shut down all southbound lanes of the 710 Freeway south of the 210. The transition roads from the east- and westbound 210 and westbound 134 freeways to the southbound 710 Freeway were also closed.

The man was taken into custody at 8 a.m., according to the CHP. He will be taken in for psychiatric care, Pasadena spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said.

Freeway lanes and roads in the area were reopened by 8:30 a.m.


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