- Associated Press - Sunday, January 4, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Portland police say they kept a hit-and-run suspect from jumping off a bridge into the Willamette River.

Officers say the 24-year-old man’s vehicle struck several cars and a pedestrian a little before 1 a.m. Sunday before crashing at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Washington Street, though no one suffered any serious injuries. Witnesses said the suspect took off most of his clothes and ran to the middle of the Morrison Bridge, where he threatened to jump.

Officers grabbed him and held him dangling over the river until more police showed up and helped pull him to safety.

Portland police identified the man as Robert Charles Harvey and said he was booked into the Multnomah County Jail for investigation driving under the influence, hit and run, and other charges.


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