Hwy 99 reopens after man threatens to jump

Highway 99 is now open after a 49-year-old man threatened to jump off the Olive Drive overpass Aug. 28, 2017. (KBAK/KBFX photo/Claudette Stefanian)

Highway 99 is back open after a man threatened to jump off the freeway, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff's officials were called to Hwy. 99 and Olive Drive around 2:30 a.m. Monday. They said they found a 49-year-old man in distress and threatening to jump off the freeway bridge.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the man was talked off the bridge just after 5 a.m. and is now receiving psychiatric help.

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