CHP: Southbound I-5 lanes closed in Stockton due to pedestrian in roadway

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The Latest on the I-5 closure in Stockton (Feb. 26, 10 p.m.):

The Stockton Police Department reports around 4:20 p.m., the California Highway Patrol reported a 41-year-old man was hanging off the edge of Interstate 5 and threatening to jump.

Crisis negotiators talked with the man for roughly 90 minutes until he surrendered and was taken into custody.

He was taken to an area hospital.

Original story below:

STOCKTON, Calif. (KTXL) — All southbound lanes of Interstate 5 south of Highway 4 are closed due to police activity in the area, according to Caltrans.

The California Highway Patrol Valley Division posted on its Twitter page that the closure in Stockton was due to a pedestrian in the roadway.

Caltrans and CHP advised travelers to expect delays and did not give an estimated time when the lanes will reopen.

Southbound traffic is stopped as far back as March Lane.

This story is developing. Please check back for updates.

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