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June 5, 2012 at 2:09 PM

UPDATE: Highway 2 incident ends with man’s arrest

UPDATE AT 5:10 P.M.: State Patrol Trooper Keith Leary says the man climbed down from the guardrail voluntarily. He has been taken into custody and will be booked into Snohomish County Jail. Leary said he does not know what criminal charges the man will face.  The westbound lanes will be reopened.

ORIGINAL POST: Westbound traffic on the Hewitt Avenue Trestle (Highway 2) in Everett has been blocked because a man has climbed onto the guardrail, the State Patrol says.

State Patrol spokesman Trooper Keith Leary said negotiators are talking to the man, but police still “don’t know what his intentions are.”

Leary said the man ran and then climbed onto the guardrail when police first attempted to talk to him around 1:30 p.m. At 3 p.m. the man, was perched on a at the center of the bridge, Leary said.

Leary said that traffic on Interstate 5 has not been affected. Neither has traffic in the eastbound lanes of Highway 2. However, the westbound lanes of Highway 2 at Highway 204 are closed and people wishing to head south on Interstate 5 are advised to take Highway 9 instead, Leary said.

 

 

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