Disturbed man on overpass causes major back-up on U.S. 60

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MESA - The U.S. 60 near Val Vista was shut down for a while around 9 p.m., because a man was threatening to jump off the overpass.

The closure around Val Vista effected traffic and led DPS to divert cars off the freeway.

There were several areas where people were stuck on the freeway for more than a half hour.

Mesa Fire and Police was able to use a cherry picker to bring the disturbed man off the overpass.