Suicidal Man Closes Highway 14 04 Nov 11

A portion of westbound Highway 14 was closed Wednesday night after a 31-year-old man from Tracy reportedly threatened to jump off a bridge. Authorities received a call at about 10:45 Wednesday night that a man was sitting on the railing of the Lor Ray Drive Bridge on Highway 14 in North Mankato. When police arrived the man threatened to kill himself, and the highway was closed from Highway 169 to the Lor Ray Drive exit. The man was eventually persuaded to come down from the railing, but he then fled on foot. He was apprehended a short time later and taken to a medical facility for evaluation. The highway was re-opened to traffic at around midnight.