NB I-5 reopens at Interstate Bridge

Police are in the area dealing with a suicidal man

Northbound I-5 was closed at the Interstate Bridge due to police activity, March 25, 2015 (ODOT)
Northbound I-5 was closed at the Interstate Bridge due to police activity, March 25, 2015 (ODOT)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Northbound I-5 reopened Wednesday evening near the Interstate Bridge after traffic was diverted off the freeway. Drivers were asked to use I-205 as an alternate route.

Portland Police safely took a suicidal, possibly armed man into custody. He will be going to a Portland hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Crisis negotiators talked to the man on the phone and convinced him to seek treatment.

KOIN 6 News will have more information as it becomes available.

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