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Threat halts traffic across Bay Bridge

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Man threatens to blow up bridge, no explosives found
  • The bridge's west-bound lanes were closed for more than an hour
  • Police reopened the bridge after a man was taken into custody
  • The Bay Bridge connects San Francisco and Oakland

San Francisco, California (CNN) -- Traffic was halted on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on Thursday after a man threatened to blow up the bridge, California Highway Patrol spokesman Trent Cross said. No explosives were found, Cross said.

The bridge's west-bound upper deck was closed for about an hour, snarling traffic on a span that carries 280,000 vehicles a day, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission said.

Traffic was allowed to return to the bridge at 8:15 a.m. (11:15 a.m. EDT).

Aerial video from CNN affiliate KGO showed police handcuffing a man.