sfpd_squad.jpg11:38 AM (Dan McMenamin, Bay City News): A section of San Francisco’s Market Street was shut down this morning because of a man who was threatening to jump from a high-rise building.

Police responded at about 10:20 a.m. to the 600 block of Market Street, where the man was threatening to jump from the top of a 10-story building, police and fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

Police shut down Market Street in both directions between Second and Third streets, Talmadge said.

The man came off the ledge at about 11:10 a.m. and was detained for psychiatric evaluation, police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.

Market Street reopened a few minutes later.

11:34 AM: Alert SF reports that ” Police activity on Market St 600 block is over. Street is re-opened.”

We’re seeking updates on the status of the person atop the building, and will update shortly.

11:14 AM: An emergency situation has closed a section of Market Street and snarled traffic in the area this morning.

According to Alert SF, traffic is closed in both directions on the 600 block of Market street “until further notice.”

The reason, reports SFist, is a person standing on the building that contains Jeffrey’s Toys at 3rd and Market has attracted SFPD and SFFD out of concern that he or she might jump from the building.

Officials have said that they’ll alert us (and we’ll in turn, alert you) when the area reopens.

This is also an excellent time to remind you that the wonderful folks at San Francisco Suicide Prevention are available for your call at 415-781-0500 at any time. You can also reach volunteers by chat and phone at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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