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5 Freeway Shut In Both Directions Due To Police Activity In Boyle Heights
cbslocal.com ^ | July 25, 2014 4:29 PM | Stu Mundel

Posted on 07/25/2014 7:26:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin

BOYLE HEIGHTS — The 5 Freeway was shut in both directions in Boyle Heights due to police activity Friday afternoon.

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“People out of their cars wondering what’s going on,” reported Stu Mundel in Sky9.

Reports from the scene said officials were trying to talk a suicidal man out of jumping onto the freeway from an overpass.

The unidentified man was taken into custody around 7:15 p.m., authorities said.

The incident, first reported around 3:30 p.m. occurred in East LA at Olympic.

“Right now, the 5 is a parking lot,” Mundel reported in the mid-afternoon rush. “On the northbound side, people were back up with no option to exit.

“Get on the phone and tell everyone you know to avoid the 5, “Mundel reported.

The southbound 5 is hit the hardest, Mundel said. There were cars stuck behind a police barricade for hours.

The CHP was trying to aid some of those stuck riders by making U-turns and exiting on the nearby Lorena Avenue off-ramp.

Other freeways have also been affected by motorists being backed up including the 10 eastbound and the 60 in both directions.

By 7:15, scores of vehicles were still stuck, in a group, as the CHP worked at turning them around.

There was no word from the scene when normal operations would continue.


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first reported around 3:30 p.m

still closed at 7:25 pm

1 posted on 07/25/2014 7:26:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Just shoot the idiot and open the road.


2 posted on 07/25/2014 7:30:46 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: aomagrat
Just shoot the idiot and open the road.

He wasn't holding a puppy.

3 posted on 07/25/2014 7:33:41 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: aomagrat

There are ten thousand people(or more) stuck in traffic right now — who are thinking the same thing.


4 posted on 07/25/2014 7:33:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Where?


5 posted on 07/25/2014 7:34:51 PM PDT by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence!)
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To: Aurorales

Boyle Heights is a little southeast of the Civic Center.

Not far from where the 7, the 10 and 60 spit off of the 5.


6 posted on 07/25/2014 7:35:58 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Formerly Jewish, converted to Mexican. The joke was always about the Jewish guy whose daughter was dating Luis Morales, but the dad thought his name was Loose Morals.


7 posted on 07/25/2014 7:40:32 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: BenLurkin
This is apparently the scene of all the action...


8 posted on 07/25/2014 7:49:15 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: BenLurkin; Aurorales

And they mention I-5 - so it is Washington, Oregon or California. (And 99% sure it is California!)


9 posted on 07/25/2014 7:54:32 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: 21twelve

East la


10 posted on 07/25/2014 7:55:39 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: BenLurkin

I got stuck on 5 like that many years ago during a visit to OC. Horrific.


11 posted on 07/25/2014 7:57:49 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: BenLurkin

Boyle Hieghts, home of Manuel’s Original El Tepeyac Cafe. One the best burritos The holenbeck!


12 posted on 07/25/2014 8:09:14 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (What is the differnce in spontinaity and ADD?)
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To: ThomasThomas

>>>Boyle Hieghts, home of Manuel’s Original El Tepeyac Cafe. One the best burritos The holenbeck!<<<

Imagine stopping there for Lunch, eating a Hollenbeck (if you could finish it), drinking a couple of Beers, then getting stuck on the 5 Freeway for hours under a blazing Sun. It was Hot today, well hot for S.CA.

Used to eat there all the time when I worked in Downtown L.A. back in the 70’s. Even tried their Menudo (just) once.


13 posted on 07/25/2014 8:20:57 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Things can always be worse and the Democrat Party is here to prove it.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

I used to get three meals from one of their burritos


14 posted on 07/25/2014 8:24:53 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Aurorales

Los Angeles. But the 5 is everywhere ... in LA.


15 posted on 07/25/2014 8:26:31 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BenLurkin

Well I-405 ( The San Diego Freeway) was Crawl and Stop all afternoon.
Now I know why. Took Me almost 5 and 1/2 hours to get from Sherman Oaks to San Marcos. usual 2 and 1/2 gets its done. I LOVE L.A.


16 posted on 07/25/2014 8:32:22 PM PDT by Pompah
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To: Pompah

From the South Bay to the Valley
From the West Side to the East Side
Everybody’s very happy
‘Cause the sun is shining all the time
Looks like another perfect day


17 posted on 07/25/2014 8:35:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
"I was stuck in East L. A....."

Hat tip to to Cheech Marin.

18 posted on 07/25/2014 8:36:24 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: ThomasThomas

weren’t they on Guy’s TV show? looked muy autenico to me.


19 posted on 07/25/2014 8:36:44 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: ThomasThomas
Burrito from Manuel's


20 posted on 07/25/2014 8:38:18 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: morphing libertarian; Kickass Conservative

21 posted on 07/25/2014 8:39:22 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BenLurkin

some dip wad wanted to jump off the overpass and the chp shut down not only the 5 but the 710, let the guy jump and be done with it


22 posted on 07/25/2014 8:39:48 PM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: BunnySlippers

I get gas just looking at that....lol


23 posted on 07/25/2014 8:40:19 PM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: Pompah

Ouch


24 posted on 07/25/2014 8:40:26 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: BunnySlippers

Duuuuuuuude!!!


25 posted on 07/25/2014 8:41:50 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

Hop on the 5, man ... to East LA. Dinner at El Tepeyac!!! :o)


26 posted on 07/25/2014 8:43:25 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

Or downtown at the original pantry


27 posted on 07/25/2014 8:45:06 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: doorgunner69

28 posted on 07/25/2014 8:48:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: morphing libertarian

I still like The pantry for breakfast. 24 hours a day. They say they have no key for the front door. Many employees work 40 years and more.

]Owned for former Mayor Riordan.

Hey, I envy your San Diego life. I love it there. And I begin retirement as soon as i can figure out how to sign up for Medicare!


29 posted on 07/25/2014 8:51:00 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

If you got them “to go” like we used to at Work, your Car never smelled the same.


30 posted on 07/25/2014 9:00:08 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Things can always be worse and the Democrat Party is here to prove it.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Yeah, in the giant Turkey roasting pans. :o)


31 posted on 07/25/2014 9:03:10 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: morphing libertarian

The Pantry is another iconic place to eat.

I worked three blocks away from there back in the 70’s. Ate Breakfast there at least once a week. The Omelets were so big that they would be hanging off the Plate.

Also used to hit the Original Tommy’s on Beverly. Double Cheeseburger with extra Chile, yum. When I worked Midnight Shift, that was Breakfast. Love the Shack...

It’s a wonder I haven’t needed a Heart Transplant yet.

BTW - Anyone remember Coopers Donuts in Downtown L.A.?


32 posted on 07/25/2014 9:11:17 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Things can always be worse and the Democrat Party is here to prove it.)
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To: BunnySlippers

I’ve been all over SoCal. We’re looking at water nine blocks from beach.

One thanksgiving eve just after riordan left office, the health dept closed them down. Riordan showed up and they all worked overnight, got clearance and opened for breakfast.


33 posted on 07/25/2014 9:14:03 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: BunnySlippers

That would result in a full roll needed on the pot the next day....maybe 2. (Depending on how many hi-test adult beverages went down with that monster!)


34 posted on 07/25/2014 9:15:33 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a great life!)
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To: aomagrat
Just shoot the idiot and open the road.

I'm sure that you mean that was what some of the people stuck in traffic were saying.

35 posted on 07/25/2014 9:15:44 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Never been to coopers. I took my dates into la side I started driving. Of corse Tommy’s for late night. Stand near the wall and use the shelf


36 posted on 07/25/2014 9:15:47 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

Since


37 posted on 07/25/2014 9:16:17 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Kickass Conservative

If you ate them in the car it would never smell the same.


38 posted on 07/25/2014 9:26:12 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (What is the differnce in spontinaity and ADD?)
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To: Kickass Conservative

The flour tortilla used to make the Hollenbeck is as big as a beach towel.


39 posted on 07/25/2014 10:01:42 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

THAT IS DISGUSTING!

It looks like a bloated fish with mud on it. How could any self respecting Chef send a plate out of the Kitchen that looks like that?

Yet one MORE reason to avoid kookafornia.


40 posted on 07/25/2014 10:48:09 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: mabarker1

I’m glad i live in California!!!


41 posted on 07/25/2014 10:52:17 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: doorgunner69

LA is a great big freeway.


42 posted on 07/25/2014 11:43:05 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: BunnySlippers

OK, well you have fun out there.


43 posted on 07/26/2014 12:16:11 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: Ken H

put a hundred down and buy a car


44 posted on 07/26/2014 12:56:25 AM PDT by JohnnyP
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To: Kickass Conservative

The most Tommyburgers I’ve tried eating at once is two (the double chili-cheeseburgers), but I once watched a friend eat three—and survive.


45 posted on 07/26/2014 10:30:06 AM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: morphing libertarian

Don’t know if you remember the brief nationwide paper shortage in the late ‘60s or early ‘70s, but Tommy’s had no napkins or paper towels. You just used the thin slick paper they wrapped them in and tried not to drip chili on yourself.


46 posted on 07/26/2014 10:33:43 AM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Bringing back memories of Julie’s near the Coliseum....you couldn’t get near the place on USC football game days; the Obradovich family (former players) later bought it.


47 posted on 07/26/2014 10:36:45 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign, number sign, or octothorpe. ###)
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To: Hebrews 11:6

Yes, but I did not go to Tommy’s at the time. Lived in Pomona and was not a regular.


48 posted on 07/26/2014 11:01:18 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

all the time.


49 posted on 07/26/2014 11:01:57 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Hebrews 11:6

It isn’t eating the Tommy’s Burgers, it’s what happens the next day. Well, at least at my age.

Make sure to stay close to Home the day after. You might end up with “Mount St. Helens” syndrome.


50 posted on 07/26/2014 12:56:10 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Things can always be worse and the Democrat Party is here to prove it.)
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