JPD: Person reportedly jumped off I-55 S. bridge into Pearl River

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Jackson Police Department is searching for a person who reportedly jumped off a bridge on I-55 South near Pearl Street.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation says the right, southbound lane is blocked at this time.

Early Monday morning, police responded to the same location. Officers on the scene said they were responding to a call about someone possibly jumping off the bridge and into the Pearl River.

We’re told they did not fine the person at that time, but officers would be back at the scene later to continue their search.

Police said water rescue crews are assisting with the search at this time.

Drivers are asked to use an alternate route at this time.

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