Police activity prompts closure of Coronado Bridge

Posted at 5:20 PM, Oct 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-12 21:19:56-04

The Coronado Bridge was shut down in the midst of the evening commute Wednesday due to police activity on the westbound side of the bridge mid-span.

The police activity began shortly after 4 p.m., and both sides of the bridge were closed off during a law enforcement situation. Authorities said officers were speaking to a person who was standing on the westbound lanes.

Some cars caught up in the gridlock on the westbound lanes were told to turn around as the closure continued.

At about 5:40 p.m., Coronado police said the person was taken into custody. Lanes were fully reopened at about 6 p.m.

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