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Woman safe after standing on edge of Foresthill Bridge for four hours

Exploring the Foresthill Bridge via drone

The Foresthill Bridge stands 730 feet above the American River, east of Auburn, Calif. Officials have been reminding visitors to enjoy the bridge and canyon from the designated areas -- visitors found in any closed locations will be cited or arres
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The Foresthill Bridge stands 730 feet above the American River, east of Auburn, Calif. Officials have been reminding visitors to enjoy the bridge and canyon from the designated areas -- visitors found in any closed locations will be cited or arres

A woman who threatened to jump off the Foresthill Bridge on Tuesday was talked down after four hours by the Placer County Sheriff's Department's hostage negotiation team.

The California Highway Patrol said the woman climbed over the fence and was standing near the edge of the 730-foot-high span, the tallest bridge in California.

The Placer County Sheriff's Office sent a negotiator to speak with the woman, said Auburn CHP spokesperson Chad Schmitt.

Lt. Andrew Scott of the Placer County Sheriff's Department also said that both fire crews and medical crews assisted the hostage negotiation team.

Foresthill Road was closed around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday and was scheduled to be reopened after the woman was returned to safety around 8:30 p.m., Scott said.



Claire Morgan: 916-321-1191, @jemapelleclaire
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