Person safely down off freeway sign after emergency response brings I-5 traffic to halt below Pike

A person threatened to jump from a freeway sign below Pike onto I-5 Tuesday night in an incident that brought southbound I-5 through downtown Seattle to a standstill.

The person was reported safely down and in police custody around 10:15 PM.

The incident began just before 9:30 PM as a person was reported climbing on sign scaffolding below Pike and emergency vehicles began to stage in the area as traffic was brought to a stop on southbound I-5.

After 45 minutes, the patient was safely on the ground and with police, according to East Precinct radio reports.

I-5 traffic was reopened shortly after.

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One thought on “Person safely down off freeway sign after emergency response brings I-5 traffic to halt below Pike

  1. I wondered what had happened. I always get on South bound I-5 via Howell and was surprised to find traffic like that around 10pm.