After an hours-long standoff on Roosevelt Boulevard yesterday afternoon that snarled rush-hour traffic, a man who told police that he had explosives in his stopped SUV was arrested without incident.
Police did not identify the man, whom officers surrounded shortly after 5 p.m. outside his vehicle at Ninth Street and the Boulevard.
Sgt. Ray Evers said the man was "highly intoxicated" and had been "really incoherent" with negotiators. No explosives were found in the vehicle, Evers said.
The confrontation began after another driver called 911 about 2:30 p.m. after seeing the man driving the wrong way on the Boulevard, Evers said. The man then told police that he had explosives in his vehicle, and a barricade was set up, Evers said.