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SAN ANTONIO -- An Air Force instructor allegedly facing charges in the Lackland sex abuse scandal was talked down from jumping off a highway overpass on Saturday.

The man, whose name is not being released, climbed atop the highway interchange at Loop 410 and U.S. 281 on the city's north side around noon and threatened to jump.

San Antonio police Officer Matt Porter said it took officers about an hour to talk the man down. The eastbound lanes of Loop 410 were closed during that time.

He was then taken to an area hospital for evaluation.

Brent Boller, spokesman for Joint Base San Antonio, confirmed that the 27-year-old man is stationed at Lackland Air Force Base but cited medical privacy laws when asked for more details.

A source who wished to remain anonymous told KENS 5 that the man is one of the 23 instructors under suspicion in the sex scandal that has rocked the military base.

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