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Suicidal Man Clad Only in His Underwear Climbs Atop Highway Sign


A man climbed atop a highway sign in Houston and stopped traffic for an hour while he threatened to jump.

Houston police had to stop vehicles on US 59 and I-45 after the man scaled the sign near downtown on Tuesday night, KHOU reports.

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The man reportedly yelled that he want to go back to El Salvador.

According to, authorities at the scene scene told him, "If he came down they would take him."

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The promise coaxed the man to climb down the steel beams, according to police.

He surrendered and was taken into custody.

The man will likely be given a psychological evaluation, police said.

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