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Police Investigate Fatality on I-95 in Laurel

Authorities described the incident as a possible suicide.

Update 6:25 p.m.:

WBAL reports that all lanes on northbound Interstate 95 have reopened.

Update: 4:05 p.m.:

One lane is getting by on the left shoulder of northbound Interstate 95 at Brooklyn Bridge Road in Laurel Sunday afternoon due to a Maryland State Police investigation, said Cpl. Robert L. Payne, a state police spokesman.

No further information was immediately available. State police will have more information on their investigation later this afternoon, Payne said.

Original post, 3:50 p.m.: 

Northbound Interstate 95 is closed at Brooklyn Bridge Road in Laurel while police investigate a possible suicide, Prince George’s County Fire/EMS spokesman Mark Brady said via Twitter.

“PGFD & @HCDFRS handling a possible incident of suicide. A person jumped (?) From Brooklyn Bridge Rd onto NB I-95 in Laurel. Expect delays,” Brady tweeted just after 3 p.m. Sunday.

The road will be closed for an “unknown period of time” while Maryland State Police investigate, Brady said in a subsequent tweet.

Motorists are urged to avoid the area while the investigation continues.

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Pouneh Kazemzadeh May 15, 2013 at 12:25 AM
Does anybody have any information on this incident? We were in a car driving by when he jumped and my whole family is haunted by what we saw.
Pouneh Kazemzadeh May 15, 2013 at 12:26 AM
Can you help me out and tell me anything you might know about this incident? we were driving by when he jumped. I am haunted by what I saw. He was dressed nicely as if going to a party. He seemed young. Any information you might have would be appreciated.
Resa Moran May 15, 2013 at 04:10 PM
Michael John Emery May 19, 1983 - May 12, 2013 http://aurora-7016.tributes.com/mobile/services/95814925
Pouneh Kazemzadeh May 16, 2013 at 01:11 AM
THank you. So sad :(
Sylvia Anne May 16, 2013 at 08:00 PM
He always liked to dress nicely, and look sharp. He was a handsome and intelligent person that brightened the lives of other people when he was at his best. Please, God, take good care of his soul, family, and friends and keep the good memories with us.

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