290 reopens after police talk man down from ramp

HOUSTON -- Officials shut down part of the Highway 290-Beltway 8 interchange early Tuesday to talk a man down from an elevated ramp.

One ramp lane and all 290 westbound mainlanes were blocked as police spoke with the person.

Witnesses say at one point the man was standing on the concrete barrier to the ramp, which is several stories off the ground.

The scene cleared at about 5:15 a.m. after police managed to safely talk the man down.  Police have not relased any further info about the incident.

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