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Portion of Ohio turnpike reopens after reports of man running in traffic

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CANFIELD, Ohio - The Ohio State Patrol reopened a portion of the Ohio Turnpike on Interstate 80 after closing for about 20 minutes following reports of a man walking in the middle of the freeway.

Both east and westbound lanes of the Ohio Turnpike were blocked between Market Street and North Jackson toll gates around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Officials say Donald Melton of Winston-Salem, North Carolina had slit his wrists and started running in traffic. Melton was described as mentally disturbed.

OSP says Melton was apprehended and taken to St. Elizabeth medical center for evaluation. No charges have been filed as the investigation continues.

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