UPDATED: M621 in Leeds reopened after man who threatened to jump from bridge is led to safety

THE M621 near Leeds city centre has been reopened in both directions after a man who had been threatening to jump from a footbridge was led to safety.

Sunday, 20th December 2015, 6:11 pm

West Yorkshire Police said officers were notified just after 5pm tonight that a man was threatening to jump from a bridge over the motorway.

Just before 5.30pm, Police closed the motorway in both directions between junction 4 for Hunslet and junction 5 for Beeston.

Officers were sent to the scene to speak to the man who was threatening to jump.

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The motorway was reopened just before 6pm after the man stepped away from the edge of the bridge and was led to safety.