Police respond to suicidal man at Eugene parking garage

The situation is now clear, with the man surrendering to officers.

Posted: May 4, 2020 1:54 PM
Updated: May 4, 2020 2:51 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – Police responded to a parking garage in Eugene on Monday to a report of a suicidal subject.

At about 12:15 p.m., a man was at the top of the Parcade parking structure at West 7th Avenue and Olive Street. Reports indicated the man was screaming things and throwing things off the edge. Police said he threatened to jump off the building.

The man reportedly appeared to be "despondent, having a mental break and to be on a substance," police said.

Within an hour, police managed to get the man to come down. The man willingly surrendered, and the situation is now clear.

The man was taken to a local hospital on a non-criminal hold.

RELATED: 2ND SUICIDE AT EUGENE PARKING GARAGE SHEDS LIGHT ON NEED FOR PREVENTION

In 2019, two people died of suicide after jumping from the Overpark parking garage.

If you or a loved one is suffering from thoughts of suicide, please call the national suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.

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