North Bridge in Edinburgh closed

North Bridge: Closed during 'ongoing incident'
North Bridge: Closed during 'ongoing incident'

Commuters faced travel chaos on Thursday evening after a major bridge in the centre of Edinburgh was closed.

North Bridge, near Waverley Station, was shut off to motorists and pedestrians after a man theatened to jump from the structure.

Officers managed to talk the 34-year-old man down from the bridge and it was re-opened.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: "A 34-year-old male threatened to jump from North Bridge, Edinburgh. Following successful police negotiations, the man was removed safely."

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