Three eastbound lanes of the Bay Bridge from San Francisco heading into Oakland were closed for six hours into the early morning commute Thursday, ending finally when an assault suspect turned himself in, according to police.
The suspect climbed off the ledge of the bridge on his own by 5:30 a.m. and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital for evaluation, according to the California Highway Patrol. All lanes were reopened by 6 a.m.
He had climbed up onto a ledge of the bridge on Wednesday about 11 p.m. CHP Officer Victor Ruiz said witnesses told officers that they say him walking in lanes of traffic and throwing cones on the bridge rail. Negotiators had been trying all night to get him to come down, he said.
It's unclear what assault he was accused of.