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Man threatens to jump off highway overpass

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Some tense moments shut down the westbound lanes of I-82 in Yakima Saturday. 

A 30-year-old Yakima man was hanging off the side of the bridge on Yakima Avenue that passes over the highway.

State Patrol shut down the highway to protect drivers, in case the man did jump.

It took them about fifty minutes to talk the man down from the edge.

He was taken to Memorial Hospital.

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