Man rescued after nearly five hours atop highway sign - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Man rescued after nearly five hours atop highway sign

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The man who shut down traffic on one of Louisville's busiest interstates is now getting help.

LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell tells us the man, who has not been identified, was taken to University Hospital, after somehow climbing up the road sign on I-65N near the St. Catherine Street exit around 9 o'clock Sunday night. Traffic on the interstate was shut down in both directions until around 3 a.m., when crews used a ladder truck to bring the man down. 

The man apparently cut himself before climbing the sign. Officials say he was threatening to jump.

Right now, we don't know how the man managed to climb to the top of the sign. 

We're told no criminal charges have been filed against the man at this time. 

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