Suicidal woman in Azusa
Azusa Police had to cuff the apparent suicidal woman to the chain-link fence to prevent her from jumping. Photo courtesy of Azusa Police

A woman who was threatening to jump of the pedestrian crossing above the westbound Foothill (210) Freeway Thursday was talked down by Azusa police and turned over to paramedics for a mental evaluation, authorities said.

It happened about 12:40 p.m. at the westbound 210 Freeway at Vernon Avenue, California Highway Patrol Officer Jennifer Cassidy said.

The threatened suicide forced the CHP to shut down the number two, three and four lanes at that location, Cassidy continued.

The lanes were only closed for 12 minutes because police convinced the woman not to jump, police said.

She was then turned over to Los Angeles County fire paramedics for an evaluation, according to authorities.

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City News Service

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