Albuquerque police man who jumped
ALBUQUERK, NM – The Albuquerque Police Department closed the northern lanes of I-25 after a man jumped from a bridge onto Alameda Avenue. Police say they are investigating this as a death in custody because crisis negotiators were trying to speak with the person threatening suicide.
Albuquerque police spokesman Gilbert Gallegos said the incident was under investigation as a death in custody “because crisis negotiators were trying to contact the person because he threatened suicide.”
The APD says the lanes will be closed for a while. They also asked people to avoid the area while officers investigate.
He said the man jumped off a highway overpass above Alameda and landed below. The northbound lanes of the I-25 were closed for a few hours while officers investigated.
Police reopened Northbound Interstate 25 in Alameda on Tuesday afternoon after a man jumped off the bridge and died.