Congress Avenue bridge re-opens after being closed for several hours

December 16, 2018 - 9:45 pm

AUSTIN (KJCE) -- The Congress Avenue bridge over Lady Bird Lake was closed for much of Sunday evening due to an ongoing police situation.

Austin Police and other first responders arrived on scene shortly after 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, responding to a subject threatening to jump off the bridge.

Officials closed the bridge to southbound traffic, both vehicles and pedestrians. A short time later, officials closed the bridge in both directions.

The subject was taken into custody peacefully and the bridge re-opened around 9:30 p.m.

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