Turnpike reopens after near suicide

DAVIE, FL (WFLX) - Officials say Florida's Turnpike is closed in both directions near Interstate 595 in Davie because a man has threatened to harm himself.

I-595 was previously closed but reopened in both directions by 10:05 a.m.

Miami TV stations reported Monday morning that law enforcement negotiators are in contact with the man.

But the incident has created a rush-hour backup along the main arteries near Davie. All lanes of the turnpike were closed. State Road 84 is also affected by the police activity.

Many drivers were being rerouted onto nearby roads. 

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