POLICE are reported to have talked a distressed man down from a motorway bridge in Portsmouth.
The M275 into the city was closed in both directions after drivers reported that they had seen a man who had climbed over the railing on a bridge on the motorway late last night.
Police confirmed that a number of officers were at the scene but would not give details.
Witnesses close to the scene said that officers were talking to a man standing near the edge of the bridge.
Reports said police stood guard and closed the underpass on the Rudmore roundabout whilst a negotiator spoke to the distressed man.
He eventually climbed back over the railing and was walked an awaiting ambulance at just after 1.40am today.
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