UPDATE: Portland Police Negotiating With Man on a Ledge in Downtown Portland

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January 27, 2012 23:30


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Crisis Negotiators talked with the man, a 30-year-old male, for more than 2 hours. Just before 11:00 p.m., negotiators convinced the man to leave the ledge and climb back into his room. Once he was in the room, SERT officers entered the room and took him safely into custody.

The man has been taken to an area hospital for a mental health evaluation.

All streets in the area are now reopened.



This evening, Friday January 27, 2012, Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of a man on a 2nd story ledge of the Henry Building Apartments, located at 309 Southwest 4th Avenue.

Officers arrived and have been talking with the man and have called for Crisis Negotiators and a limited deployment of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) to respond.

Media staging is at Southwest 3rd and Stark.

PIO is enroute, ETA 20 minutes.


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