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405 Freeway closure Saturday-Sunday

THE SAN DIEGO (405) FREEWAY will be closed from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday night and Sunday morning (OCTA photo).

If you’re planning on traveling on Interstate 405 (San Diego Freeway) Saturday night or Sunday morning, be aware: a local section of the route will be closed for nine hours.

According to the Orange County Transportation Authority, the freeway will be closed from about 11 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29 to 8 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30 between Warner Avenue and Beach Boulevard. Also closed will be the Magnolia Street bridge over the 405 and associated ramps.

The bridge, which spans across parts of Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach and Westminster, will be demolished and rebuilt in two stages.

During the closure, northbound motorists will be sent off the freeway at Warner Avenue and southbound drivers off at Beach Boulevard.

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Suspect sought in post office stabbing

A suspect is being sought in the stabbing Monday of a person in the parking lot of a U.S. Post Office building in Huntington Beach.

According to police, the incident happened after 9 p.m. at the office on Warner Avenue in which a man was stabbed twice in his upper body. He was taken to a local hospital with wounds that were not considered life-threatening.

The suspect was described as a white man in his 50s. He was last seen wearing a hooded jacket and khaki pants.

H. Beach man dies after freeway incident

A 39-year-old Huntington Beach man died Monday in an incident in which he reportedly crashed his vehicle into other autos on the San Bernardino (10) Freeway in Rosemead, and then attacked vehicles on foot.

The California Highway Patrol identified the man as Ramon Lopez. The incident began around 11:15 a.m. when a GMC Safari van was seen being driven erratically, striking two other vehicles.

With his vehicle disabled, the suspect grabbed a tire iron and began attacking cars, which had slowed. Civilians tackled him, and when an ambulance arrived, Lopez “appeared unresponsive,” according to the CHP. He was taken to County-USC Medical Center where he was pronounced dead from a heart attack just before noon.



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