UPDATE: Portland Police Attempting Contact with a Suicidal Man in a Portsmouth Neighborhood Residence

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February 21, 2013 12:05

  

Portland Police officers talked to the man over the telephone and he agreed to come outside and go to the hospital for treatment.

All streets are now back to normal traffic.

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This morning, Thursday February 21, 2013, at 9:25 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to a residence in the 9000 block of North Berkeley Avenue on the report of an armed suicidal man in the residence.

Officers have arrived in the area and have blocked some neighborhood traffic. After loud-hailing the residence, officers have been able to make phone contact with the man.

Officers believe the man is alone in the residence. Officers are working with Project Respond to obtain any possible information about the man that might assist in a peaceful resolution.

There is no immediate danger to the neighborhood and no schools are in lock-down.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.

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.

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.

Lines for Life is available 24 hours a day at (503) 972-3456.

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