Traffic tied up by man threatening to jump onto turnpike

Man in green coat threatens to jump

Man in green jacket threatening to jump. Photo by Sophie Charron.

A man who climbed onto a ledge over the Massachusetts Turnpike near the BU Bridge early this afternoon brought traffic throughout Fenway to a halt as emergency crews tried to talk him out of jumping, which Nick Gilliam reports they did.

Scott Eisen took photos of his rescue and the giant inflatable platform firefighters blew up on the turnpike lane under him, just in case.

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