I-10 East reopened at Bonnet Carre Spillway - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Man jumps off I-10 over Bonnet Carre Spillway

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LAPLACE, LA (WAFB) -

A portion of I-10 was shut down for several hours Sunday because of a man with a gun threatening suicide.

It happened on I-10 on the Bonnet Carre Spillway. The incident began around 6 p.m. Both directions of I-10 were closed while negotiators tried to talk the man down.

The Louisiana State Police said the man jumped off the bridge, but was met by rescue boats and was taken to the hospital.

His condition is unknown and his name was not released.

I-10 East was reopened around 10 p.m.

Traffic on I-10 West was not allowed to flow again until around 11:15 p.m.

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