Last night, the Nevada Highway Patrol shut both directions of the US-95 while authorities negotiated with a man allegedly threatening to jump from the Valley View Blvd. bridge onto the highway below. Police came on the scene around 9 p.m. and took him into custody around 10 p.m. The highway has since been reopened.
"Being suicidal should not be a crime," commented Las Vegas criminal defense attorney Michael Becker. "Whoever represents this man should fight to try to get any charges levied against him reduced or dismissed. This person needs help, not jail."
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