Man on Hwy 99, Ming Ave. overpass in custody

Posted at 5:22 PM, Jan 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-16 12:44:15-05

A man was in police custody after he was hanging off a overpass between Ming Ave and Hwy 99 on Friday evening.

Bakersfield Police officials said at around 5:05 p.m., their patrol officers found an adult male standing on the outside of the bridge fence of Ming Avenue over State Route 99.
Traffic southbound State Route 99 was stopped momentarily when he jumped from the bridge.

Officials said the man suffered moderate injuries and was transported to Kern Medical for treatment and Kern County Mental Health assumed the incident.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.