Crisis Negotiators and Portland Firefighters worked together for nearly four hours to safely resolve the situation on top of the Fremont Bridge. At approximately 8:45 p.m., the woman climbed back over the railing and has been transported to a Portland hospital for a mental health evaluation.
All lanes of I-405 and Naito Parkway are now open.
Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.
If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thought or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please consider the following options:
The Multnomah County Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day at (503) 988-4888.
Lines for Life is available 24 hours a day at (503) 972-3456.
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. Call (503) 963-2575.
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This afternoon, Wednesday October 30, 2013, at 5:17 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a multiple vehicle crash on the top deck of the Fremont Bridge (southbound I-405) and that one of the occupants of a vehicle was standing over the ledge of the bridge.
Officers have arrived and are talking with the woman. Southbound I-405 traffic is significantly impacted and Northwest Naito Parkway below the Fremont Bridge is closed to all traffic. Freeway drivers are encouraged to use I-5 southbound.
Updates will be provided as the become available.
Media Relations: Sgt. Pete Simpson Peter.Simpson@portlandoregon.gov Desk: 503-823-0830 Pager: 503-790-1779
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204