Man with knife causes traffic delays near I-20 at I-55

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) said all all westbound lanes were blocked near I-20 at I-55.This was near exit 44.


Traffic was at a standstill a few hours after authorities said a man with a knife was weaving in and out of traffic pointing the weapon at drivers.

They shutdown the interstate in that area. He paced back and forward on the Gallatin bridge that runs over State Street.

We’re told negotiators were called to the scene as he stood near the edge of the bridge. The scene was finally cleared after officers were able to tase him.

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