- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police in Portland say they have taken into custody a reportedly suicidal man whose condition prompted a brief closure of the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 at the bridge between Oregon and Washington.

Sgt. Pete Simpson said the man would be taken to a Portland hospital for a mental evaluation. Crisis negotiators spoke to the man by phone and persuaded him to seek treatment.

Northbound I-5 traffic was diverted off the freeway before the bridge for a little more than an hour Wednesday afternoon.


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