Officers have cleared a scene along the southbound Interstate 5 after a woman who they found ziptied said she did so herself.
Officers said they found the woman around 11:20 a.m. Friday on southbound I-5 at Palm Avenue, when a Caltrans worker found her on the side of the freeway.
Police initially were searching for a suspect, but the woman would not cooperate with officers and told them she ziptied herself.
San Diego police officers said they could not determine that a crime was committed.
Officials initially detained a man for questioning but it later was discovered he was a witness. Officers said they were searching for a suspect who ran off earlier.