At 10:15 last night, police closed the Ballard Bridge in both directions, and Seattle Fire was told to respond for “water rescue standby.”
While there’s no official word of the cause, it appears the response was for a person in crisis. The bridge reopened at 3 a.m. There’s no word on the status of the individual.
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please call the King County crisis line, which is open 24 hours a day: 1-866-4-CRISIS (1-866-427-4747) or 206-461-3222.
(Thanks to Silver for the overnight updates in the My Ballard Facebook Group.)