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Man on freeway overpass prompts CHP to briefly close I-15 freeway Thursday

HESPERIA, California ( — A stretch of the I-15 freeway in Hesperia was closed Thursday morning after reports of a possible jumper on an overpass. 

At about 11:35 am, on January 24, 2019, San Bernardino County Firefighters were requested to assist sheriff’s deputies at the Joshua Street bridge along the I-15, near the Pilot Truckstop. 

Deputies located the man underneath the bridge and firefighters were called in to check on him.

California Highway Patrol Officers shut down the I-15 in both directions as deputies and firefighters evaluated the man. Minutes later he was walked out and put in a waiting ambulance.

Deputies could be seen searching through blankets and other personal belongings. It’s unknown if the male was living underneath the bridge.

The I-15 was closed in both directions for approximately 20 minutes causing traffic to back-up for several miles.

No injuries were reported.

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