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Interstate 77 reopens through Statesville

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STATESVILLE, NC (WBTV) -

Interstate 77 was briefly shut down Thursday morning in Statesville after a man threatened to jump from a bridge.

The incident was reported around 6 a.m. on the Broad Street Bridge, according to the news release from the Statesville Police Department.

The interstate was closed in both directions between exits 49 and 50 for about an hour, according to NCDOT.

The man eventually climb back over the railing and was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

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