Police briefly blocked northbound lanes near the U.S. 501 bridge in Myrtle Beach late Monday because a person threatened to jump from the bridge into the Intracoastal Waterway, according to Horry County police.
Police managed to prevent the person from jumping after about 30 minutes, according to Sgt. Larry Graham of Horry County police. He said the incident involved a person who has mental problems and that police would take him to a hospital. No other details were available.