FARGO — Traffic on Interstate 94 in Fargo was temporarily diverted Saturday night as law enforcement responded to a person who was on the fence of an overpass.
At approximately 9 p.m., Fargo police and fire departments, Cass County Sheriff’s Office and the North Dakota Highway Patrol responded to a report of an individual on the outside of the fence on the 42nd Street South overpass to I-94. Traffic was slowed in both directions for approximately 45 minutes while the person was assisted down to the ground by the fire department.
This incident required approximately 15 squad cars from multiple agencies to assist with traffic control. No crashes were reported.
Saturday night's incident is the third of its kind in Fargo over the past month.
Emergency crews needed to use ladders and took almost two hours to talk a suicidal male off the edge of the 45th Street bridge over I-94 on Aug. 30.
A portion of Interstate 29 was also blocked off Thursday, Sept. 16, to assist a man suffering from a mental issue. The man was later hospitalized for a medical evaluation.