Traffic was detoured away from a heavily-traveled bridge in Binghamton after a person reportedly threatened to jump from the span.

Authorities say city police were sent to the Clinton Street Bridge around 9:20 a.m. Wednesday.

The bridge - which connects the downtown business district with the First Ward - was closed to traffic while police negotiated with the person during a moderate snow storm.

Two Binghamton Fire Department boats were put into the Susquehanna River near the south end of Front Street. The boats traveled a short distance north on the Chenango River in case they were needed.

The situation was resolved around 10:20 a.m. and the bridge was reopened to traffic.

Police transported the person who had been on the bridge to Binghamton General Hospital to be evaluated.

Binghamton police officers on the Clinton Street Bridge on March 9, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Binghamton police officers on the Clinton Street Bridge on March 9, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)


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