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After about two hours of negotiating, TPD talks woman off wall on I-244

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Posted at 3:37 PM, Dec 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-24 19:23:57-05

TULSA - Authorities re-opened I-244 between Yale and Sheridan at about 4:30 p.m. after about a two-hour police incident in which they were able to talk someone down from a wall on the interstate. 

Police and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol were called to the interstate for the police matter near Admiral between the two major streets about 2:30 p.m. and they felt it was best for everyone's safety to shut down the interstate until the situation could be resolved. Drivers were able to take alternate routes. 

Police reports say as they approached a 47-year-old woman who initially was standing next to the road, she cut herself in the neck area and climbed up on the wall. 

The woman eventually came down from her perch and was taken into custody. At that time, she was transported to a hospital for her injuries. Police say she would also be taken for a mental evaluation.

The situation was cleared after about two hours and the interstate was re-opened both ways. 

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