Person in crisis at LoDo’s Denver Millennium Bridge prompts RTD light rail delays

Police took the man to the hospital. The lines are up and running.

A view of the Millennium Bridge from atop the DaVita Kidney Care building downtown, Sept. 9, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A view of the Millennium Bridge from atop the DaVita Kidney Care building downtown, Sept. 9, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Service for three RTD rail lines was temporarily suspended Wednesday after Denver police responded to a person in crisis on the Denver Millennium Bridge.

A Denver police spokesperson said the department had received a call Wednesday about a man who appeared to be attempting to jump off the bridge at 16th and Chestnut. The department tweeted at 1:36 p.m. that officers were in the area working to contact a person in crisis. The situation was resolved when officers took the person into custody and then to a hospital for medical evaluation, according to police spokesperson Doug Schepman.

Service was temporarily suspended on the C, E and W light rail lines at Union Station, Pepsi Center and Mile High stations, according to RTD’s Twitter account. Service resumed regularly later in the afternoon, with RTD tweeting at 2:25 pm that service had resumed on those lines. The agency said it expected minor delays. RTD used bus shuttles while the lines were suspended.

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