Police activity temporarily closes Hwy 101 in Novato

September 23, 2013 10:10:47 AM PDT
An apparent suicide briefly shut down U.S. Highway 101 in both directions in Novato this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Shortly before 7:20 a.m., Highway 101 was shut down after a body was found near Atherton Avenue, CHP officials said.

CHP Officer Ron Simmons said the case was an apparent suicide.

Southbound Highway 101 has since reopened in the area and northbound lanes reopened around 10 a.m..