PORTLAND, Ore. — Authorities say a man who jumped from the Burnside Bridge in Portland didn’t appear to be seriously injured while officers were able to talk another man off the Marquam Bridge in a separate incident.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://goo.gl/qRyJwY ) firefighters pulled the man who jumped onto a fire boat Monday afternoon. He was taken to a local hospital.

Portland police tweeted a few minutes later that officers were talking with a 26-year-old man who was threatening to jump from the Marquam Bridge’s lower deck.

Police closed southbound Interstate 5 before the bridge and several hours later officers persuaded the man to step away from the ledge.

Police said on Twitter that the man would be taken to a hospital.


Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com

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