Updated: Mar 3
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.