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Officers Negotiate Person Threatening to Jump From Fremont Bridge to Ambulance
On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at 1:10 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a man standing outside the railing of the top deck of the Fremont Bridge.
Officers responded to the location and located an adult male near the ledge of the bridge. Specially trained Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) Officers, assisted by members of the Portland Police Bureaus' Crisis Negotiation Team, negotiated with the man for approximately two and one-half hours. The man eventually agreed to move away from the ledge and officers assisted him to a waiting ambulance.
The man will be transported by ambulance to an area medical facility for mental health treatment.
All lanes to the Fremont Bridge have reopened.
Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.
The Portland Police Bureau created a video in 2013 titled, "What if You Could Turn Back the Clock on Suicide?" It is available for viewing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1uz3cs-HdA The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888.
If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please visit Cascadia or call 503-963-2575. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary.
Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).