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Portland officers convince suicidal man with knife to get treatment

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Officers convinced a suicidal man outside a north Portland apartment complex to drop his knife and seek treatment.

Officers responded to the parking lot of the Madrona Studio Apartments on North Weidler Street at 11:16 p.m. Sunday.

The Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team engaged the 49-year-old man in conversation and requested an ambulance respond to the scene and park where the man could see it.

After nearly an hour, the man agreed to drop the knife and walk to the ambulance to go to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

A police hold for a mental health evaluation was also placed on the man.

The Portland Police Bureau stresses that help is available for people struggling with a mental health crisis or suicidal thoughts.

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 Behavioral Healthcare or call 503-963-2575.

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open daily from 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Payment is not required.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 800-273-TALK (8255).

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