1-244 in Tulsa reopens after man taken from bridge

Ponca City Now - June 8, 2014 9:34 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – An interstate through Tulsa reopened after closed for more than eight hours while a man described by police as suicidal paced on a bridge above the interstate.

I-244 was reopened after the man was grabbed by officers and removed from the bridge about 8:15 p.m. Friday. Police had been at the scene since about 11:40 a.m.

Police say the man had crawled to the end of the bridge and opened a gate – then reached for a water bottle when officers were able grab him. Captain Ryan Perkins told reporters that the man fought with officers – hitting one in the head and scratching another.

Both officers were treated by paramedics at the scene while the man was taken to a local hospital.


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