Tonight, a terrible Hollywood film has come to life in the worst of ways.

Portland Police press release sent at 8:58pm:

Portland Police Negotiating With Man on a Ledge in Downtown Portland

This evening, Friday January 27, 2012, Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of a man on a 2nd story ledge of the Henry Building Apartments, located at 309 Southwest 4th Avenue.

Officers arrived and have been talking with the man and have called for Crisis Negotiators and a limited deployment of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) to respond.

Anyone know how that movie ends? I hope this real-life drama turns out safely.


Crisis Negotiators talked with the man, a 30-year-old male, for more than 2 hours. Just before 11:00 p.m., negotiators convinced the man to leave the ledge and climb back into his room. Once he was in the room, SERT officers entered the room and took him safely into custody.