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Golden Gate Bridge Climber Detained By Authorities (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The search for a man who apparently spent the night atop San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge is over.

Authorities found the unidentified climber on Friday morning after briefly closing all lanes of the bridge twice while trying to locate him.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that California Highway Patrol officers detained the man on the south tower of the bridge at about 9:45 a.m. Spokeswoman Sgt. Diana McDermott says he is being taken to a psychiatric facility for evaluation.

The man had climbed the tower the previous evening, threatening suicide and telling police he was armed.

Officers responded, but lost track of him in the thick overnight and morning fog that obscured much of the span.

Take a look at the CBS News report below:

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