The 37-year-old St. Paul man who locked up traffic for six hours Tuesday on the Interstate 35E bridge over the Mississippi River was a level-one sex offender who had just reported suicidal thoughts to his parole officer, the Pioneer Press reports. He fled Eagan police when they came to check on him and ultimately had a standoff on the bridge with police that ended with officers taking him into custody.
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A teen thought to be involved has been identified, but police continue to investigate.