Lafayette Police responded to a man threatening to jump from the Ambassador Caffery overpass Thursday afternoon.

The major roadway and overpass in Lafayette were immediately closed as police negotiated with the individual.

A large police presence was seen on and below the overpass in Lafayette.

Staff Photo
Staff Photo

An eyewitness tells us that the man, who appeared to be middle-aged, was seen just standing halfway up the overpass without a shirt on as traffic went by.

As of 5 pm on Thursday, January 25, 2024, LPD told us the overpass has been re-opened.

We do not have an update on the individual who was threatening to jump. However, eyewitnesses near the scene do tell us that they saw an ambulance rushing from the scene with a police escort.

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