BREAKING: Man in custody after threatening to jump from Interstate 26 bridge

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) -- The man at the center of an hours long situation along Interstate 26 in Johnson City, Tennessee is now in police custody.

The man reportedly moved away from the ledge of the bridge and was apprehended by police around 10:15 p.m. tonight. 

It's unclear how much longer traffic will be impacted now that the situation has resolved. 

News Channel 11's Ashley Sharp will have a live report from the scene tonight on News Channel 11 at 11.


JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) -- Johnson City Police are asking people to avoid the area of Interstate 26 exit 19 and State of Franklin Road. Police say people who are in the area should leave. 

UPDATE | 8:10 p.m. | 07-13-18

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) -- New details in a developing situation on I-26 near Exit 19 and State of Franklin Road.

Tennessee Highway Patrol reports the subject threatening to jump from the bridge is the possible suspect from this afternoon's attempted armed robbery of Dollar Tree in Sullivan County.

Traffic is still being routed off 1-26 near Exit 19 because of the incident and THP officers are advising people to stay clear of the area if at all possible. 

Stay with News Channel 11 for the latest developments both on-air and online.


JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) -- A subject threatening to jump from the bridge near I-26 and State of Franklin has shut down traffic, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

Right now, police are routing traffic off 1-26 near Exit 19 due to this situation.

This is a developing story. Updates will be posted online and on-air throughout the evening. 

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) -- Police activity is impacting traffic right now in Johnson City.

Interstate 26 is shut down, according to Johnson City Police. Right now, we know that police are routing traffic off 1-26 near North State of Franklin Road near Exit 19.

State of Franklin Road is also closed to traffic because of the incident.

News Channel 11 is working to get the latest details. Updates will be posted both on-air and online throughout the evening.

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