On 05/04/2022 at 1:45 PM, Contra Costa CHP was advised of a white male adult standing in the center divide of eastbound SR-24 to northbound I-680.
Officers responded to the scene and attempted to make contact. As the officers approached him, he appeared to be suffering from a mental health crisis. The officers closed the freeway and a crisis negotiating team was called to the scene.
At 5:30 PM the pedestrian was taken into custody peacefully and will receive the medical assistance he needs.
We would like to thank Contra Costa Sheriffs Office, Walnut Creek PD, Contra Costa Fire Department and Cal-Trans for their assistance with this incident.
Note – the roadway has since been reopened.
Walnut Creek PD is currently assisting CHP involving an incident at the interchange of Highway 24 and Interstate 680. Please avoid the area if at all possible and expect delays if you are traveling in the area. Mt Diablo Blvd at Camino Diablo is closed as is Camino Diablo between Mt Diablo Blvd and El Curtola Blvd. CHP is the lead agency handling this incident. For further information, contact CHP.