Man parked car and jumped off Mississippi River bridge

Baton Rouge, LA (PPN) – Police received reports of a man jumping from the I-10 Mississippi River bridge Saturday a few hours after noon.

A man parked his car in the westbound lane of the bridge and jumped off around 2 p.m., said Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. L’Jean McKneely.

DOTD posted on social media that traffic was backed up to Dalrymple Drive on I-10 West in the right lane due to a “stalled vehicle.”

The Coast Guard and EBR Sheriff’s Office was called to assist in deploying a search crew on the river.

This is a developing story.

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