Craig Carlos-Valentino claimed to have explosives, a gun and his teenage daughter in his car Thursday morning, which obviously made it an unpleasant commute for hundreds of people.
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Carlos-Valentino's wife, Jill Carlos-Valentino, sent out a statement that said they were in the process of separation and divorce.
"He has been having a very hard time dealing with this emotionally," she said. "He must have reached his breaking point."
The man's sister, Viviana Carlos, said her brother sent her a text message during the standoff with police. It said he thought his wife was cheating on him and that he was thinking about killing himself.
When Carlos-Valentino called a local radio station with the threat, a bomb squad responded.
Police negotiators eventually convinced the man to get out of his car. He stood on the water side of a concrete barrier near the edge of the bridge for about 30 minutes before surrendering.