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Traffic exits northbound Interstate 17 after a closure Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. (Photo: Arizona Department of Transportation camera)

PHOENIX -- Northbound Interstate 17 was reopened in Phoenix Wednesday after a police situation closed the highway.

Police said a suicidal person threatened to jump on to the roadway. Negotiators were able to convince that person to come down.

The freeway was closed at Indian School Road. The on-ramp from Indian School was also closed.

The highway reopened about 2:20 p.m.

The person has not been identified.

Martha Maurer, News Editor

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