California Incline in Santa Monica is Closed Due to Suicidal Person on Pedestrian Bridge
Police attempted to talk him out of suicide, and the highway was closed in both directions causing a backup.
March 25, 2022
3.22.22: At about 2 pm PST, the main road leading down from downtown Santa Monica onto Pacific Coast Highway was closed due to a potential "jumper," a person who threatens to kill himself. Police were attempting to talk him out of suicide, and the road was closed in both directions causing a backup.
"Update: The Crisis Negotiations Team is on scene and attempting contact with a distraught individual resulting in the closure of the California Incline. We thank you for your patience and compassion" tweeted the SMPD at 2:38 pm PST.
"The California Incline is closed in both directions (from PCH and Ocean Ace. ) Traffic impact due to police activity. Please avoid the area." tweeted the SMPD at 1:56 pm PST.
The activity was clear by 5 PM PST, and the Pacific Coast Highway reopened.
Currently, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline uses a 10-digit number, 800-273-TALK (8255). Callers are routed to one of 163 crisis centers where counselors answered 2.2 million calls last year.