Highway 99 Northbound Lane CLOSED until 5pm – Updates

Updated: Mar 3, 2020

MANTECA – Highway 99 was closed Wednesday morning from as far south as the 120 bypass to as far north as Arch Road.  Law enforcement is

Initial reports were that a man was on the freeway wielding a knife asking to be shot.  We have reports that he was shot but it wasn’t fatal.

We also had reports that cops were searching the adjacent neighborhood and a chopper was in the air.

We have been told that the freeway will not be opened until 5:01 pm.

Further details will be posted when they become available.

Update: Southbound lanes are open

Update: Northbound is open with the exception of one lane. Traffic is moving slowly in the area.

Update: Manteca Sergeant Mike Aguilar said, “(He) was making comments, wanting suicide by cop, as was reported. So officers were on scene, and during the course of contacting the subject, a Taser was deployed and shots were fired. The subject was hit and has since been transported to a local hospital for treatment.”

Update 1:53 pm: Ripon frontage streets are really congested due to this earlier closure. If you have extra time to spare please leave earlier than usual to reach your destination on time.

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