Portland Police Officers Pull Suicidal Man Off Rail of I-5 Bridge

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June 07, 2012 22:45


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This evening, Thursday June 7, 2012, at 9:30 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to the report of a man walking in traffic in the southbound lanes of the Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River. Officers responded from North Portland and drove across the bridge into Vancouver, Washington to turn around and head back into the southbound lanes to find the man.

When they located him, he had one leg over the rail of the bridge and appeared to be attempting to jump off the bridge. North Precinct officers Christina Hansen-Tuma and Josh Buller, both 5-year-veterans, grabbed ahold of him and pulled him to safety.

The 51-year-old man has been voluntarily transported to a Southwest Washington hospital.


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