A man was talked down from the Astoria Bridge this weekend by local law enforcement.

Travis Crick Cuzick, 22, of Astoria, threatened to jump into the Columbia River just before 7 p.m. Saturday. The bridge was partially closed but reopened within minutes of the officers response.

Astoria dispatchers received a hang-up call from a cell phone at 6:54 p.m. Saturday. When the dispatcher called back, a woman advised that a man was wanting to jump off the Astoria Bridge.

Astoria Police responded, as did the Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office and Astoria Fire and Rescue.

“I can tell you that officers responded (to the scene) and found a female and male who were having an argument on foot on the bridge,” Astoria Deputy Chief of Police Brad Johnston said. “Based on their interview of the two subjects, they detained the male subject on a Peace Officer Mental Hold as a danger to himself.”

Cuzick was transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital where he was seen by Clatsop Behavioral Health Care staff.

It was not Astoria Police’s first visit to the bridge Saturday.

Several hours earlier, at 12:36 p.m., Oregon State Police received reports of a man parking his motorcycle on the bridge and beginning to walk southbound.

Astoria Police responded to assist.

At 10:30 p.m., OSP responded to the bridge yet again for a disabled motorcycle, although Washington State Patrol handled that call.

Then, at 11:32 p.m., Astoria Police responded again to the bridge for a vehicle with a flat tire in the middle of the Astoria Bridge’s southbound lane.

That situation was resolved on arrival.


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