Update: FL Turnpike Reopened, Man Threatening To Jump In Custody


Authorities have reopened both the Florida Turnpike and Miramar Parkway, after a man reportedly climbed onto the fenced area of a bridge and threatened to jump.

The man is now also in custody after threatening to jump, according to police. 

Heavy delays are still present.


Miramar Police Department officers have closed the Florida Turnpike in both directions at Hollywood Boulevard and the border with Miami-Dade Monday, after a man climbed onto the fenced area of a bridge. 

Officers say the man was threatening to jump off the bridge.

Authorities were trying to persuade the man to get off a fence that is designed to cover the pedestrian walkway on Miramar Parkway.

The man's erratic behavior risked his fall on the Turnpike. Authorities say he was running from side to side and was bouncing up and down on the fence that is meant to prevent pedestrians from jumping off to incoming traffic. 

At this time, the incident remains a developing story.

Miramar Parkway has also been closed in both directions from Island Drive to Southwest 68th Avenue. 

Alternative routes include: 

Northbound/Southbound: University Drive / 441 / I-95 

Eeastbound/Westbound: Griffin Rd / I-595 / Pines Blvd is open but jammed

Expect delays,

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