Suicidal Person Flees First Responders on I-90 Near Clarence
Traffic on Interstate 90 heading westbound was backed up on Wednesday evening, approximately 4-miles, due to a medical emergency involving a suicidal person. According to WGRZ, a person who potentially wanted to take their own life ran into a wooded area off of the interstate. A medical flight had been requested to take the person to a hospital. New York State Police said the person had a knife and had inflicted wounds upon themself. The incident took place between exits 48A and 49, close to Clarence. All lanes of traffic on the I-90 westbound were blocked off until approximately 6:15 pm.
WGRZ's traffic tracker tweeted,
"From Traffic Tracker 2's Paul Hare: ALL LANES are blocked on the 90 West between 48A and 49. Police were reportedly pursuing a vehicle on the 90 West and that chase has come to an end, now blocking all lanes. Gridlock for almost 4 miles. @WGRZ"
WGRZ nor the New York State Police have any updates as of right now about whether the person was found and received medical treatment. We'll keep you updated if any new information comes in.