San Jose interchange reopened after man taken into custody


A major freeway interchange in San Jose was reopened Monday evening after an apparently despondent man, possibly armed with a knife, stood on the edge of an overpass, snarling traffic on three major freeways for more than six hours before being taken into custody, officials said.

The incident started around 1:15 p.m. when callers reported a man standing on a connector ramp between Interstate 680 and Highway 101, said Officer Ross Lee, a California Highway Patrol spokesman.

Because the man was suspected to be armed with a knife, officers were unable to move in close enough to determine what his intentions were, Lee said.