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Man Taken Into Custody After Attempting To Jump Onto 101 Freeway

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A man was taken into custody today after attempting to jump off of a 101 Freeway sign in downtown L.A. this afternoon.

LAPD Officer Tony Im told LAist that they received a call at 4:41 p.m. about the jumper, who was on the freeway between Grand Avenue and Hope Street. Authorities laid out rescue air cushions under the sign the man was standing on, right at the Grand Avenue overpass. LAFD and CHP were also on site. Police were able to safely take the man into custody.

Im said police will be organizing a medical evaluation for the man, and will see if he needs medical treatment.

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Stu Mundel of KCAL and KCBS tweeted that the 101 Freeway has re-opened after a portion of the southbound lanes of the 101 Freeway were shut down during the incident, backing up traffic for miles.

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