Naked man threatening to jump off bridge closes roadway

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Authorities are in the process of trying to talk a naked man off a Baton Rouge bridge Wednesday morning.

According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, a call was made to emergency services at 9:40 a.m. about a man who took off his clothes and was threatening to jump from the Amite River bridge.

Negotiators responded and have been trying to talk the man down safely.

The westbound travel lanes of Florida Boulevard are closed and traffic is being re-routed.

Drivers are urged to avoid the area if possible.

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