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An unidentified suicidal man wearing nothing but a pair of white underwear put himself in grave danger Tuesday night when he climbed up a highway sign in downtown Houston and threatened to jump.

Traffic was backed up in both directions of Highway 59 for two hours.

SWAT was called to the scene.

As the Houston Chronicle reported, the man was saying he “wanted to go back to El Salvador” and the people responsible for talking him off of the ledge promised to take him there.

He climbed down to safety without incident and the bizarre scene came to a happy conclusion.

He has been taken into custody and will undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Matt Naham About the author:
Matt Naham is the Weekend Editor  for Rare. Follow him on Twitter @matt_naham.
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