Suicidal man gives self up in Brush Prairie

He had noose around neck on Caples Road bridge




Crisis negotiators Sunday talked a suicidal man from jumping from the Caples Road bridge over Salmon Creek in Brush Prairie.

Clark County sheriff’s Sgt. Brent Waddell said deputies at 4:30 p.m. were looking for a man in his late 50s who had violated a no-contact order in a domestic violence case.

Upon seeing deputies, Waddell said the man ran into brush and later was seen with a noose around his neck standing on an 8-inch conduit pipe with his hands on the bridge deck. The man was about 30 feet above the creek and the rope was about 7 feet long, Waddell said.

Waddell said nine deputies and three Battle Ground police officers responded. Clark County Fire & Rescue sent an engine with three firefighters. Caples Road was blocked at the 16900 block.

The Crisis Negotiation Team arrived with four negotiators.

“Negotiators talked him into giving up about 6 p.m.,” Waddell said.

Then, Waddell said, the man was “very cooperative.”

He was taken to the Clark County Jail.

Waddell said the man, whose name was not released, has a history of mental health problems.