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Possible jumper on Jensen Avenue overpass talked down safely

A section of Jensen Avenue was shut down Wednesday night while a rescue team worked to secure a potential jumper on the railroad overpass near Golden State Boulevard, the Fresno Fire Department said.

Battalion Chief Todd Tuggle said a coordinated effort between Fresno Police Department negotiators and the Fresno Fire Department, which set up an airbag to catch the person just in case, led to a safe conclusion.

The negotiators ultimately convinced the person to leave the aerial platform voluntarily.

Train traffic also was stopped during the incident, which lasted for a few hours.

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