SERT callout on S.E. Gladstone Street
- Eric Norberg
- The Bee - News
Portland Police report that on Sunday, March 18, 2007 at 2:15 am, they were dispatched to the 3500 block of S.E. Gladstone Street to check on the welfare of a 37-year-old man, thought to be a suicidal subject armed with a .22 caliber rifle. Officers had received information from a relative in Roseburg that this person was threatening to shoot himself.
Officers arrived and discovered that the subject lived in the home with his elderly parents and sister. The subject's mother and sister came out of the house voluntarily at about 4:50 am. The elderly father, who is hard of hearing remained in the home.
At 4:25 am, the Portland Police SERT and HNT units were activated, along with members of Project Respond.
Officers 'loud-hailed' the residence, seeking to get the suicidal man to come out, which was when most neighbors became aware of the police activity; and at 7 am the subject voluntarily came out of the home. He was taken to a medical facility for psychological evaluation. The father was unharmed, and the weapon was recovered in the home.