Update: MPD Says Interstate Shutdown Was Suicide Attempt - WRBL

Update: MPD Says Interstate Shutdown Was Suicide Attempt

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MOBILE, Alabama -

update 9:42 am CST

 A Mobile Police spokesman says the incident from late Wednesday night that lasted into early Thursday morning was a suicide attempt.  Spokesman Christopher Levy says it started as a domestic call saying a person was going to hurt themselves.  Several officers surrounded the person's vehicle on the interstate in an attempt to get the person out safely.  Levy says no one was injured and the suicidal person tried to hurt himself in his car.  The person in the car is recovering at a local hospital. 

Mobile Police blocked portions of Interstate 10 and Interstate 65 late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning.

The entrances to both interstates were blocked as police worked to end a situation involving a white Ford Explorer.

Our crew spotted the SWAT Team surround the vehicle on Interstate 10, just west of the Interstate 65 interchange.

The vehicle had a chain link fence wrapped around it. It appeared that the vehicle drove through a gate at a high rate of speed.

Our calls to Mobile Police were not returned early Thursday morning. We are working to get updates to determine what happened and if anyone has been injured.

Both interstates reopened to traffic by 3 a.m. Thursday morning. 

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