Foxhall: A12 brought to standstill in bridge drama

TRAFFIC on the A12 at Foxhall was brought to a standstill yesterday after a man who allegedly had a knife was said to have threatened to jump from the bridge above it.

The incident occurred around 5.40pm.

A man in his 40s was seen with one leg on the bridge and the other over the barrier.

A spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said it received a report that the man was threatening to harm himself.

Police were despatched to the scene and the carriageway heading towards Woodbridge was closed.

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Shortly afterwards the Highways Agency were asked to close the opposite carriageway as well.

Officers managed to talk to the man, before searching and arresting him.

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He was detained on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon.

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