Police safely detain suicidal subject

Portland Police succesfully de-escalated a suicidal standoff Aug. 4, 2014. (KOIN 6)
Portland Police successfully de-escalated a suicidal standoff Aug. 4, 2014. (KOIN 6)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Police responded to a call around 5 a.m. Monday concerning shots fired in Portland’s Hazelwood Neighborhood, with a resident telling dispatch a man was shooting a rifle outside a home.

Police responded to the incident and encountered a 32-year-old suicidal man holding a rifle. Not long after making contact with him and securing the area near SE Stark and 106th Street, police say he dropped the weapon.

Officers were able to bring the man into custody soon thereafter and take him to a Portland hospital for treatment. While police did find evidence of gunfire, no one was injured.

Anyone considering suicide or needing mental health assistance can visit Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare or call 503.963.2575. Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 503.972.3456.

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