The Bay Bridge reopened after a brief closure Tuesday evening due to a knife-wielding, gun-brandishing naked woman shooting at cars stuck in traffic, according to authorities.
All lanes were closed at 5:25 p.m. and all but one was reopened at 5:41 p.m., a California Highway Patrol spokesperson told The Standard.
The incident was first reported to CHP around 4:40 p.m. when a driver told dispatchers a woman was brandishing a gun while driving recklessly in the eastbound lanes, authorities said Tuesday evening.
The woman allegedly stopped, got out of the car with a knife and was "yelling at other drivers," CHP said.
After getting back in her car and driving a short distance, she stopped again near the toll plaza and got out of her car fully naked and holding a gun, authorities said.
"Callers advised that she was carrying a firearm (pistol) and that she began firing shots into the air and then at occupied vehicles stopped in the backup," the CHP spokesperson told The Standard around 7 p.m.
The woman then walked on the eastbound shoulder to the Interstate 880 transition ramp where officers detained her without further incident, CHP said. She was taken to a local hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.
No injuries were reported during the incident, CHP said, adding that authorities reopened the I-880 transition ramp at 6:04 p.m.