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