Woman detained after attempting to jump from I-55 Bridge, shutting down traffic, police say

Memphis, Tenn. — A woman has been detained after trying to jump from the I-55 Bridge Wednesday morning, causing a massive traffic backup in the process, according to police.

Memphis Police told FOX13 the woman was detained on the bridge.

The incident caused traffic heading into Arkansas on the I-55 Bridge to completely shut down due to police activity, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

TDOT reported police activity on the bridge at 8:57 a.m.

Cameras showed cop cars blocking both Northbound lanes on the bridge.

Traffic on the I-55 Bridge has reopened.