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Possibly suicidal man taken into custody at PCC-Sylvania

FAR SOUTHWEST — This morning, Portland Police Bureau North Precinct officers responded to a call at a residence in the 9700 block of North Leonard Street on the report that a suicidal male left the residence, armed with a shotgun, and was possibly driving the Portland Community College Sylvania campus, located at 12000 Southwest 49th Ave., where he is a student.

Officers obtained information on the 35-year-old man, and vehicle information and relayed it to Central Precinct officers who began checking the area of PCC-Sylvania. Officers also relayed the information to PCC-Sylvania Campus Safety so they too could be on the lookout for the man and his vehicle.

Officers in the area located the man driving his vehicle into the parking lot. Officers stopped the vehicle and took the man into custody without incident. Officers located a shotgun and a handgun in the trunk of the vehicle. Both guns were not loaded and no ammunition was found in the vehicle.

The man was transported to a police facility where the investigation is continuing.

At this point, there is no information that the man was intending on hurting anyone other than himself and it is not believed that there was ever any threat to other students at PCC-Sylvania.

"Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts," notes Sgt. Pete Simpson, Portland Police Bureau public information officer. "Suicide is preventable."

The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888.

Help with suicidal thoughts another immediate mental health crisis is available at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare 's urgent walk-in clinic, located at 4212 SE Division, Suite 100 and open from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., seven days a week, or by phone at 503-963-2575. Payment is not necessary.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 503-972-3456.