Update: Man Safely Backs Down After Threatening To Jump Off Downtown Portland Building

By Dominique Fong, The Oregonian, Saturday, March 03, 2012

Police successfully negotiated with a man to safely back down after he threatened to jump off a building in downtown Portland near a food cart pod.

The man was on the fire escape of the ninth floor just before noon at 511 S.W. 10th Ave., facing the 11th Avenue side of the building, emergency dispatchers said. Police cordoned off 11th Avenue next to the food carts.

Police said the man reportedly had a handgun with him but they didn’t see it.

Police officers on scene said the man would be taken to a hospital, not a jail.

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