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UPDATE: Newhall: Young woman talked down from freeway bridge

Posted: April 10, 2013 9:54 a.m.
Updated: April 10, 2013 7:47 p.m.

Quick-responding California Highway Patrol officers talked a young woman down from a freeway bridge Wednesday as she threatened to jump, a CHP spokesman said.

At 8:09 a.m., CHP officers received a report of a woman poised to jump from the Highway 14 overpass in the Newhall Pass, Lutz said.

CHP officers responding to the call found the 18-year-old woman with her mother on the overpass, he said, adding that with the mother the officers worked to “detain” the young woman.

“We got a call of a possible suicide,” said CHP Sgt. John Lutz. “She was on the southbound (Highway) 14 at the (carpool) transition to the southbound I-5.”

“Our units arrived and called paramedics,” he said.

Paramedics with the Los Angeles County Fire Department received the call from the CHP at 8:17 a.m. as a medical emergency, said Supervisor Bernard Peters.

“The call was for somebody taken off of a wall,” he said. “They asked us to help out.”

The woman, identified only as an 18-year-old from Lancaster, was taken by ambulance to Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Lutz said.

The location from which the woman threatened to jump was the same spot where a man shot himself on the bridge last summer.

The transition road from the southbound I-5 to the northbound Highway 14 freeways is the tallest bridge in Newhall Pass.

It is also the same bridge from which a man committed suicide in June 2007 by jumping 200 feet to his death.





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