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.
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204