Armed Suicidal Subject Safely Contacted by Police - Taken to Hospital (Photo)

July 07, 2014 09:50

  

On Saturday July 5, 2014, at 12:45 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 4900 block of Southwest Beaverton Hillsdale Highway on the report that a 48-year-old male was feeling suicidal and was planning to go to Forest Park to end his life.

Officers arrived in the area and spotted the man carrying a large black duffel bag walking to a waiting taxi.

Officers contacted the man and placed him into custody to check his welfare. Inside the bag, officers located a shotgun and multiple rounds of ammunition.

The man was taken to a Portland hospital for a mental health evaluation and the gun was taken for safekeeping.

The Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) was notified for potential follow-up.

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

Suicide is preventable.

The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at (503) 988-4888.

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. 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.

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

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