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Person threatens to jump off Ravenel Bridge snarling traffic for hours

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The entrance to the Ravenel Bridge from Coleman Blvd. shutdown, traffic diverted. The entrance to the Ravenel Bridge from Coleman Blvd. shutdown, traffic diverted.
CHARLESTON, SC -

According to Mount Pleasant Police, Monday morning just before 7 a.m. a person parked their vehicle in the southbound lane of the Ravenel Bridge stepped across the barrier and threatened to jump as he walked back and forth on the ledge.

Authorities closed two lanes of traffic while officers talked to the person about crossing back over the barrier to safety.

At 11:45 a.m. police closed all lanes on the southbound side of the Ravenel and after several tense moments police took the person into custody at 12 noon.

The person was transported to MUSC.

Authorities re-opened all lanes of the Ravenel Bridge shortly after the person was taken to MUSC.

Check pictures from the incident below...

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