Interstate 17 at Northern Avenue reopens after police situation

PHOENIX - All lanes of Interstate 17 have reopened after a police situation forced the freeway's closure Sunday afternoon.

Traffic was detoured around the situation that was taking place on the Northern Avenue overpass.

The Department of Public Safety says one person has been arrested after apparently threatening to jump from the bridge.

Traffic was taken off the freeway at Northern Avenue, but a significant backup occurred.


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