Inbound Lanes of Key Bridge Closed

by ARLnow.com December 16, 2011 at 6:04 pm 5,498 6 Comments

Update at 6:25 p.m. — All lanes have reopened.

The northbound (inbound) lanes of the Key Bridge are closed due to a “police situation.”

Initial reports suggest a person may have jumped off the bridge, possibly on the D.C. side. Traffic cameras show Arlington police redirecting traffic heading toward the bridge on N. Lynn Street onto northbound Lee Highway and the George Washington Parkway.

Traffic appears to be flowing from the District into Arlington across the Key Bridge.

Very heavy traffic has been reported in Rosslyn and across the bridge in Georgetown.

  • EGeezy

    Channel 4 news is reporting a biker was injured…

  • InconsiderateSuicides

    Hope it wasn’t a suicide. They can be so inconsiderate when they tie up commuter routes at rush hour, like that joker who jumped in front of a Metro train at Clarendon two months ago.

    • G::TheNativeArlingtonian

      Is this funny now, smart guy? Two people are dead for no good reason. The officer leaves a wife and son a mere week before Christmas and days before Chanuka starts… obviously you were trolling, but you need to think hard about what value this adds. I am sure you wouldn’t have the guts to say this to the families and friends of these two individuals.

      • Just Me

        Suicide is a very selfish act. Not speaking so much for the traffic but for the family members and the people they use, drivers of a car, metro bus or train and police shooting to commit this selfish act.

        My condolences to the families but mostly to the police officer’s family.

  • bobco85

    This is a consolidated account of the events (info taken from NBCWashington, GeorgetownPatch, Washington Post “Post Now,” and Vox Populi). Apparently 2 people died in this: the man who was found on the C&O Canal Towpath and the officer who responded to the 911 call.

    The officer was Sgt. Michael Boehm, a Park Police officer, who went into cardiac arrest after responding to the scene and later died at Georgetown University Hospital.

    The man found on the towpath had suffered skull fractures and was discovered by two joggers. Officials have not confirmed whether he jumped or not, but some sources were saying he did.

    I hope they figure out exactly what happened with the man found on the towpath, but the autopsy will surely help. However, it is sad that the officer also died in this when he was just doing his job.

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