Camas police respond to person threatening to jump from Slough Bridge

Crisis temporarily shut down both lanes across bridge; uninjured man transported to medical facility for mental health evaluation

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Camas police responded to a person threatening to jump from the Camas Slough Bridge just before the evening commute on Wednesday, May 15.

According to a Camas Police Department news release, at 4:24 p.m. May 15, Camas police were dispatched to “a suspicious male walking and dancing along the shoulder of eastbound (Highway 14) near the Camas Slough Bridge.”

Police said that, when they approached the man, he “walked over the bridge railing, stood on it and threatened to jump off.”

Other first-responders from the Camas police and Camas-Washougal Fire Department closed both the eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 14 on the Slough Bridge while engaging with the man and de-escalating the situation. 

Police reported that, after about 30 minutes, the uninjured man was taken into protective custody and later transported to a medical facility for a mental health evaluation.