Portland police intervene with man threatening to kill himself

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland police said they intervened with a man who was threatening to kill himself with a gun or a large knife Sunday night.

The man’s wife called at around 9 p.m. to say she’d left the house in S.W. Portland with the couple’s young daughter, but that the man was still inside with their son.

Police arrived and talked to the man over the phone. The situation was eventually defused, and the man surrendered and went to the hospital.

The boy was safe, and police took the man’s gun for safekeeping.

Mental health resources

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.