All Lanes Of 405 Freeway Near LAX Shut Down In Both Directions To Get Man Safely Off Ledge – CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The 405 Freeway near LAX was shut down in both directions Monday morning as police worked to get a man safely off the Manchester Avenue bridge above.

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Both directions of the freeway were shut down at La Cienega Boulevard at about 8:30 am, causing a backup for miles on the southbound lanes out of the San Fernando Valley.

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Several police vehicles were stopped below the bridge on both sides of the freeway. Video from Sky 2 showed the man walking back and forth on the bridge’s ledge, before lying down in the middle.

The closure stretched out for so long, several drivers were seen getting out of their cars and sitting on the concrete center divider. At one interchange, some vehicles turned around and went the wrong way in order to make their way off the freeway.

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