Would-be bridge jumper forces road closure

Exit ramp of I-20 west at Market St. closed

Shreveport, LA (KSLA) – Shreveport Police are advising motorists that the exit ramp from I-20 westbound at Market Street is closed temporarily while negotiators attempt to convince an unknown male from jumping off a bridge some 30 feet to asphalt pavement below.

Numerous emergency crews are on scene, blocking the ramp and rerouting traffic.

Motorists are able to travel westbound on I-20, but, expect backups in both directions due to gawkers.

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