The Veterans Memorial Bridge was closed Friday briefly afternoon following a suicide on top of the bridge.

Traffic has been shut down to one eastbound lane on the bridge after a person committed suicide atop the bridge according to the Port Arthur Police Department.

The Port Arthur Police Department confirmed that the person is deceased.

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