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Suicide Snarling Traffic on 101 Freeway*

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*Updates as of 10:53am: The LA Times is now reporting: "Witnesses described a man approximately 64 years old leaping from the Wilton Place crossing over the northbound Hollywood Freeway near Sunset Boulevard at about 8:30 a.m."


A man jumped to his death from the 101 North overpass at Sunset Boulevard this morning; reports are coming in from Sigalert.com that traffic is badly snarled. LAist spoke to a witness at the scene who was caught in traffic only moments after the incident; the witness attested that as of 9:00am, the CHP has shut down three out of five lanes of traffic. The witness said the victim appeared to be a male; The Times is also saying that "The man was apparently then struck by one or more vehicles." A SigAlert has been issued for the area, and the lanes will be blocked off for an unknown amount of time.

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