Tense Standoff on Bridge Over I-244 Finally Over

Police cars block of the Lewis Avenue Bridge over Interstate 244.

After 8 hours of tense negotiations, a man has walked off a bridge over I-244 in Tulsa and into police custody. The interstate had been shut down in both directions at the Lewis Avenue bridge since early afternoon as negotiators tried to talk the man off the bridge. The standoff ended around 8:15 Friday evening. I-244 is back open to traffic.