A shocking incident unfolded on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on Tuesday afternoon as a naked woman stepped out of her car and discharged a firearm into the open air, according to local news reports.
Naked woman points a gun and shoots at random people on the Bay Bridge freeway in San Francisco, California yesterday pic.twitter.com/QTbVKYhvqj
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The woman, observed driving erratically, parked her car in the middle of the bridge in the afternoon. Reportedly wielding a knife, she began shouting at vehicles passing by on the shoulder, CBS Bay Area reports.
The situation escalated when she resumed driving towards the toll plaza, where she removed her clothes, exited her vehicle with a firearm, and began firing shots in the air and at passing cars.
A concerned citizen made a 911 call, as confirmed by the California Highway Patrol.
On the arrival of authorities, the woman complied with police instructions to drop her weapons. She was subsequently arrested and left the scene in an ambulance, which transported her to a local hospital for medical and psychological evaluation.
No official explanation or motive for the woman’s actions has been provided by the police, though speculation on Twitter points towards potential drug use.
The bridge was temporarily shut down by California authorities as they searched for shell casings, causing significant delays for commuters throughout the evening.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident resulted in no injuries. This disturbing episode once again underscores the importance of maintaining law and order, and the ongoing battle with mental health issues and drug use in California.