Separation from his girlfriend seems to have pushed the football player of Nisa, Alexis Beka Beka, towards suicide.
For several hours, the player of Nice and the French national team has threatened to jump from a bridge while the police are negotiating to convince him to get off.
The 22-year-old moved from the Lokomotiv Moscow team to Nisa, for 12 million euros, but has not been active this season.
Traffic is blocked on the approximately 100-meter-high viaduct, causing traffic disruptions on the A8 highway.
The Nisa team has stated that it has suspended all activities until the situation is resolved.