Reported suicide attempt stalls traffic on DC’s Key Bridge

This is terrible news to report, but it is a sign of times in which we live. You might be stuck on a train only to learn through social media that a woman is giving birth just up the tracks. Or that traffic tie-up on Washington, D.C.’s Key Bridge might not be a traffic accident but a suicide attempt.

Here’s the official word:

https://twitter.com/DCCirculator/status/288768868867002372

News travels fast these days, and it doesn’t take long to learn what’s really going on ahead of you.

https://twitter.com/DCTDispatcher/status/288764356555059200

https://twitter.com/DCPoliceDept/status/288767640338563072

https://twitter.com/jackiebensen/status/288769812275015680

https://twitter.com/FixWMATA/status/288770898557808641

https://twitter.com/BStrider/status/288771010830929921

https://twitter.com/SkyKerstein/status/288771246647287808

https://twitter.com/TheGeorgetownr/status/288773427345629184

https://twitter.com/rowseeyo/status/288773536124919808

We certainly hope that’s not the case, either. We don’t have any official reports yet, but it doesn’t look good. Twitchy will update as events develop.

https://twitter.com/wusa9/status/288772190214713345

https://twitter.com/gabrielmalor/status/288770662267490304

Keep calm out there if you can.

https://twitter.com/Hooks_Orpik/status/288775143692566528

https://twitter.com/TC_SassMachine/status/288774622164426752

https://twitter.com/LukeRussert/status/288778580920500225

https://twitter.com/J__Co/status/288781152821587968

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Update:

After about three hours, police say they managed to take the man into custody and reopen the bridge to pedestrian traffic.

https://twitter.com/DCPoliceDept/status/288802554991755265

https://twitter.com/emtitus/status/288806001250013184

(Hat tip: Katie Pavlich)

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