The California Highway Patrol closed northbound lanes of Highway 99 near Hosking Avenue after a man threatened to jump from an overpass.
Officers shutdown the lanes just after 6 p.m as the man, who has not been identified threatened to jump onto the highway below.
According to our 23ABC news crew on the scene, officers with BPD and a SWAT team worked for two hours to try and get the man to safely surrender. Just after 8:45 p.m. Wednesday evening, the man was taken into police custody without incident.
The area has been the site of routine construction in the last several months as crews with Cal-Trans have been working on the Hosking Avenue Interchange project
Last night, the northbound lanes of Highway 99 were shutdown for construction. Cal-Trans says Wednesday's incident could delay the scheduled closure from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m.
This is the third such incident involving someone threatening to, or jumping from an overpass onto Highway 99. A man died after jumping on February 19th after jumping from the Palm St. overpass in central Bakersfield.