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Man threatens to jump off cliff along Hwy 99, police close highway

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OREGON CITY, OR (KPTV) -

A man is in a mental health facility Thursday morning after he threatened to jump off a cliff along Highway 99 near Oregon City.

The Oregon City Police Department said they located the man along the bluff at Canemah Park near milepost 16 around 4 a.m.

The bluff runs along the Highway 99 and officers said they were forced to close the road during the incident.

Police said they were able to coax the man down and he was later taken to a mental health facility.

The closure lasted about two hours. 

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