On the afternoon of September 19, at about 4:15, a man who appeared to be in his 20s climbed onto a Caltrans signage platform above the I-8 on Lake Murray Boulevard.
Police performed a traffic break, stopping eastbound traffic. Westbound traffic stopped for a little while as well, whether due to a traffic break or rubberneckers is unknown.
Several police units arrived and stationed themselves above and below the man’s perch, which was roughly 20 feet above the pavement. The man reportedly threatened to jump because he had been in a distressing argument.
Police eventually talked to the man and convinced him to come down. The man remained on the overpass for a little over half an hour. By 5:15, traffic had resumed flowing at a snail’s pace.