Man wearing only underwear climbs freeway sign, causes traffic jam

A man wearing only his underwear caused a huge traffic jam in Houston (Courtesy: KPRC-TV)

HOUSTON, TX (WCMH) — A man dressed only in his underwear caused a traffic jam late Tuesday night in Houston, Texas.

According to NBC affiliate KPRC-TV, the man climbed onto a metal freeway sign that crosses the Highway 59 freeway near the George R. Brown Convention Center. He was only wearing a pair of white underwear.

Police were called to the scene and had to shut down the freeway in both directions.

Officers say he kept yelling that he wanted to go back to El Salvador, KPRC-TV reports. After police promised they would take him there, he came down and was taken into custody.

Police say the main will now undergo a psychiatric evaluation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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