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I-820 at Azle Ave. overpass reopens; police responded to mental health crisis

Fort Worth Star-Telegram - 11/30/2023

All lanes of Interstate 820 reopened after being closed due to a mental health crisis Thursday afternoon at the Azle Avenue overpass near Lake Worth, Lake Worth police said in a social media post.

The individual was safely detained, police announced at 5:50 p.m. on X.

Police announced the closures of the east and westbound lanes at 4:20 p.m. Thursday on X. Officers were responding to a person experiencing a mental health emergency, according to the post.

Authorities asked drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes.

If you or a loved one are experiencing a crisis, call 988, the new, three-digit shortcut that will direct callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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