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Police apprehend man on Cornelius Pass Road

A man was taken into custody Monday, Aug. 11, after reports he was walking along Northwest Cornelius Pass Road and refusing to yield to vehicle traffic.

Adam Hill, a 30-year-old man identified by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office as a transient, was hospitalized for a mental health evaluation, but is not facing criminal charges, according to Lt. Steve Alexander, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office.

“Looks like we did respond out on reports on that individual a couple times during the day and they didn’t locate him,” Alexander wrote in an email Monday night. He said a deputy later located the individual.

Hill was taken into custody by Multnomah County deputies and Portland Police Bureau officers at 3:25 p.m., at the intersection of Cornelius Pass Road and Northwest Sheltered Nook Road, according to Alexander.

During the day Monday, several people reported they or somebody they knew saw a man walking along Cornelius Pass Road on a popular Facebook group called “Concerned Citizens of Columbia County (revised).”

“He passed me. I was scared, too,” wrote Krystal Perrin. “He was walking past a semi as he [threw] his hands up and flipped whomever off. Then he began hitting the truck as he walked towards my car. I was scared [expletive].”

Perrin added, “I’m happy he just walked past my car, though. I was thinking maybe his car broke down on the pass and he was super angry... but, who knows.”

Another woman commenting on Facebook, Jessica Newhouse, said the man “said hello” to her as she drove past, but he seemed like he “was definitely ‘somewhere else,’” she added.

“Hope they got him & he gets help,” Newhouse concluded.

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