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Northbound Interstate 17 reopened in Anthem following police situation

May 10, 2024, 9:37 AM | Updated: 10:10 am

Northbound I-17 was shut down in Anthem because a person was sitting on the overpass on May 10, 202...

Northbound I-17 was shut down in Anthem because a person was sitting on the overpass on May 10, 2024. (Google Maps Screenshot)

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PHOENIX — Northbound Interstate 17 was temporarily closed in Anthem on Friday morning because of a police situation, authorities said.

The freeway was closed at Anthem Way north of Phoenix at about 9:20 a.m., according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The freeway reopened around 10 a.m., ADOT said.

The closure was due to a minor threatening to jump from the overpass, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

The southbound lanes were not affected.

No other information was available.

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Northbound Interstate 17 reopened in Anthem following police situation