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      Oglethorpe Bridge closed after man threatens to jump

      Albany police say that the Oglethorpe bridge is closed after a 35-year-old man threatened to jump. / Albany Police Department

      Second Update 5:00 p.m.

      Police say that the man has been identified as 35-year-old Dewayne Jones. Warrants for Criminal Damage to Property 2nd degree and Simple Battery/ Domestic Violence were issued against Jones regarding an incident that occurred on Saturday.


      First Update 1:20 p.m.
      Police say that the man was sucessfuly negotiated with and has been safely brought down from the bridge.

      He has been taken to Phoebe Putney for observation.


      Initial Story
      Albany police say that the Oglethorpe bridge is closed after a 35-year-old man threatened to jump.

      Traffic is being rerouted around both sides of the bridge.

      Officers are negotiating in an attempt to bring him down safely.
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