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Ross Island Bridge closes as suicidal man threatens to jump

The Ross Island Bridge reopened at about 4 p.m. Thursday after being closed for nearly two hours while police talked a suicidal man into surrendering.

Portland police were called to the bridge at about 1:55 p.m. when a man was standing on the railing and threatening to jump into the Willamette River. Police blocked traffic at both ends of the bridge and crisis negotiators were able to talk the man away from the railing.

He was taken to an area hospital for treatment. Police have not released his name or other details about the incident.