UPDATE: Portland Police Negotiating With Man In North Portland House

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July 22, 2011 13:50

  

Portland Police officers were able to make contact with the 47-year-old man inside the residence and after communicating with him and consulting with Project Respond and other mental health workers, it was determined that the man did not pose an immediate threat to himself or others so officers have left the area. The man remained inside his residence.

All area traffic is now reopened.

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This morning, Friday July 22, 2011, at 11:19 a.m., Portland Police officers from North Precinct were called to a residence in the 8900 block of North Leonard Street on the report of a 47-year-old male inside the residence that was suffering from some sort of mental health crisis and may have injured himself.

Officers have responded and set up a neighborhood perimeter around the house and are attempting to talk with the man to get him medical treatment. No other people are inside the house and the neighborhood is not at risk. Medical personnel are standing by to transport the man to the hospital.

Interested media may stage on North Chicago Avenue, North of Lombard Street.

PIO is not responding at this time.

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