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Update: Marsha Sharp Freeway reopens following overnight closure

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The following is a news release from the Lubbock Police Department:

Just after midnight, the Lubbock Police Department received reports of a possible suicidal person on the Marsha Sharp Freeway flyover to South Loop 289.

Officers arrived on scene and located a male on the flyover. As officers tried to speak with the male, he crossed the retainer wall of the flyover and refused to move from the edge.

As a safety precaution, the flyover and parts of Marsha Sharp Freeway were shut down.

More than a dozen Lubbock police officers and LPD negotiators responded to the scene. Throughout the night, LPD negotiators continued to work with the male to bring him to safety.

At approximately 7 a.m., after nearly seven hours, LPD negotiators were able to successfully get the man to step away from the edge. The male was then transported to the hospital for treatment.

(News release from the Lubbock Police Department)

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