Featured Stories

Other Pamplin Media Group sites

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

67°F

Portland

Partly Cloudy

Humidity: 68%

Wind: 5 mph

  • 29 Jul 2014

    Sunny 90°F 59°F

  • 30 Jul 2014

    Mostly Sunny 89°F 59°F


Police talk woman off I-84 overpass

Portland police officers talked a 44-year-old woman off an Interstate 84 overpass Wednesday afternoon, where she was apparently contemplating suicide.

Police said the woman had recently been released from a hospital but still felt suicidal. At about noon, she was standing on the Northeast 53rd Avenue overpass railing and was planning to jump into I-84 traffic when officers arrived.

It took about 30 minutes to help the woman to safety, police said. She was returned to a hospital for treatment.

The woman’s name was not released.

TriMet MAX lines and Union Pacific Railroad were briefly stopped during the incident.