Police shut down San Antonio highway as man threatens to jump off expressway

UPDATE: A man who was found on a ledge of a Southside overpass has been taken into custody after prompting the closure of the highway for several hours.

The incident began around 11:30 A.M. Tuesday on IH 35 at S. Zarzamora near South Park Mall. Officers closed that section of the highway as crisis negotiators and SAPD’S mental health unit talked to the man.

The individual was detained around 4:30 pm.


SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – The main lanes of IH 35 at South Zarzamora near South Park Mall are closed for an active police situation.   More than a dozen officers are on the overpass, as a man sits on a ledge, threatening to jump.

He has been communicating with officers who are keeping their distance. SAPD’s mental health unit also is on the scene.

The situation began around 11:30 this morning.  Both directions of IH 35 remain closed at S. Zarzamora.

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