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Suicidal man expected to survive injuries

A 36-year-old man is expected to survive self-inflicted knife injuries sustained during a mental health crisis Friday morning.

Central Precinct officers arrived on scene at Southeast Eighth Avenue and Division Street at 9:15 a.m. and observed a man showing signs of a mental health crisis. The man was on the ground and had lost blood from the apparently self-inflicted knife wounds, to the point where his movements had become lethargic.

Officers approached the man and applied three tourniquets to stop the bleeding until medical personnel arrived, stabilized the man and transported him to a Portland hospital.

The unidentified man is expected to survive his injuries.