LACEY, WA – All lanes of Interstate 5 and several local streets were closed near Lacey approximately 12:00 am Wednesday morning, as law enforcement talked down a suicidal subject on the Sleater Kinney Rd. overpass, according to scanner traffic.
Police and medics were dispatched at approximately 11:50 on Tuesday evening to the Sleater Kinney Rd overpass of I-5 near McDonalds for reports of a subject straddling the railing of the overpass. The freeway was immediately shut down in both directions, as was Sleater Kinney Rd in the area.
Washington State Patrol Troopers and medics were staged on the freeway below the overpass in case they were needed.
Within 30 minutes, officers had the subject detained and the roads were reopened.