M62 closed as man was acting suspiciously on bridge

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The Caldedale section of the M62 was closed for over seven hours on Saturday after a man was acting suspiciously on a motorway bridge.

Police were called at 5.02am following reports of the man acting suspiciously on Scammonden Bridge between junctions 22 (Rishworth Moor) and junction 23 (Outlane).

A road closure, which lasted until 11.15am, was put in place and led to heavy delays, with queues stretching to Leeds in one direction and the Pennines in the other.

After being brought down off the bridge by specially trained officers, the man was taken to a place of safety.