Key Bridge completely blocked off with tons of cops. Reportedly a guy is threatening to jump off and kill himself @twitchyteam—
Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) January 08, 2013
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:
Expect delays on the Dupont/Roslyn route
East and West bound. Due to an emergency
on Key Bridge.—
DC Circulator (@DCCirculator) January 08, 2013
News travels fast these days, and it doesn’t take long to learn what’s really going on ahead of you.
1/2 MPD & DCFEMS is on scene of a possible jumper OBKey Bridge, NW. OB/IB Key bridge is closed until further notice. AVOID THE AREA—
DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) January 08, 2013
blocked off key bridge. last time they did that, someone had jumped off :( hope that's not the case.—
Glen RoRo (@rowseeyo) January 08, 2013
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.
Keep calm out there if you can.
Brush fires on 270, president driving around Beach Dr in his full motorcade, no power in Germantown & the Key Bridge jumper. Park that car—
Taylor (@TC_SassMachine) January 08, 2013
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After about three hours, police say they managed to take the man into custody and reopen the bridge to pedestrian traffic.
Police just reopened the Key Bridge to pedestrians on the Va. side, thanking a crowd for its cooperation. Cars still blocked.—
Elizabeth Titus (@emtitus) January 09, 2013
(Hat tip: Katie Pavlich)