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Interstate 10 in Phoenix reopens in both directions after freeway fence climber causes shutdown

Apr 16, 2024, 7:50 PM | Updated: Apr 17, 2024, 6:06 am

The closure began after reports alerted authorities of a man climbing the I-10 bridge near 7th Aven...

The closure began after reports alerted authorities of a man climbing the I-10 bridge near 7th Avenue. (ADOT photo)

(ADOT photo)

PHOENIX — Interstate 10 near Seventh Avenue in Phoenix reopened after being closed for several hours on Tuesday night, the Arizona Department of Transportation said.

The closure began after reports alerted authorities of a man climbing the I-10 bridge near 7th Avenue, according to the Phoenix Police Department.

“After the freeway was shut down and units contained the area, negotiations began,” Sgt. Brian Bower told KTAR News 92.3 FM. “During negotiations, the man fell from the overpass onto the freeway and sustained serious injuries.”

The man was taken to a hospital for care.

No additional information was available.

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Interstate 10 in Phoenix reopens in both directions after freeway fence climber causes shutdown