April 18, 2014 15:00
Today, Friday April 18, 2014 at approximately 1:40 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of David Douglas School on a report of a person making threats. Officers arrived and were able to determine the identity of the suspect and that he had returned home. Officers contact the subject's family and learned that he was suffering from mental health issues and was in need of mental health assistance.
After consulting the Project Respond and the PPB's Behavioral Health Unit, as well as the family of the subject, officers determined that an appropriate course of action would be to allow the subjects family to transport him to an area mental health facility for treatment.
The incident is now resolved and there is no danger to the public.
The following is from Multnomah County's Mental Health Services website:
"Mental Health Crisis Intervention
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis or want help to avoid a crisis we are available to help.
Toll-Free: 1(800) 716-9769
TTY: (503) 988-5866
The Mental Health Call Center is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by a highly-educated, well-trained staff. The Call Center offers:
Crisis counseling by phone, with translation services for non-English speakers
24/7 mobile outreach for in-person crisis assessment
Referral to low-cost or sliding-scale agencies
Help finding mental health or addiction providers, including those with linguistically specific services
Information about non-crisis community resources"
More information is available at: http://web.multco.us/mhas/mental-health-services
Information on the Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit is available at: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/62135
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204