Sign Climber Prompts Shutdown Of Hollywood Freeway in Downtown L.A.


Update 5:37 pm: That man who was standing on a sign on the Mission Road overpass of the Hollywood (101) Freeway in downtown Los Angeles has come down and been taken into custody. The freeway is expected to reopen shortly.

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A man climbed onto a sign above the Hollywood (101) Freeway in downtown Los Angeles this afternoon, causing officers to shut down traffic on the busy artery as rush hour approached. 

The unidentified man climbed onto the sign on the Mission Road overpass about 2:05 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The freeway was shut down in both directions and firefighters were summoned, the CHP reported. 

Crews positioned airbags beneath the sign in case the man fell or jumped. Firefighters were trying to coax him to give up his perch.


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