A woman who was threatening to jump off a Christchurch overpass is now safe.
Traffic was backed up on Lincoln Rd to Lyttelton St while police could talk her down from the Lincoln Rd overpass.
A police spokesman said the person was a "regular" who did this every three or four months.
He said traffic should start moving again soon.
Where to get help
Lifeline: 0800 543 354 - Provides 24 hour telephone counselling
Youthline: 0800 376 633 or free text 234 - Provides 24 hour telephone and text counselling services for young people
Samaritans: 0800 726 666 - Provides 24 hour telephone counselling.
Tautoko: 0508 828 865 - provides support, information and resources to people at risk of suicide, and their family, whānau and friends.
Whatsup: 0800 942 8787 (noon to midnight)
Kidsline: 0800 543 754 (4pm - 6pm weekdays)
If it is an emergency or you feel you or someone you know is at risk, please call 111.
For information about suicide prevention, see http://www.spinz.org.nz
- The Press