Suicide disrupts downtown MAX service

Suicide disrupts downtown MAX service

Credit: Pat Dooris, KGW staff

As many as 5,000 commuters were affected by a shutdown of MAX trains from downtown to the west. Portland police reported that a person committed suicide off the Vista Bridge, halting trains.

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by Michael Rollins, KGW staff

kgw.com

Posted on August 12, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 13 at 10:47 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Trimet's MAX and bus services were disrupted early Thursday evening from downtown Portland to Washington County.

Shuttle buses were running passengers between the Galleria/10th stop to Sunset Transit Center, and a TriMet supervisor said as many as 5,000 commuters headed west were affected.  Service was restored just before 9 p.m.

Portland police reported that a person committed suicide by jumping from the Vista Bridge, which halted MAX trains while the death  was being investigated. 

At around 7:15 p.m., one of the shuttle buses struck a bicyclist near Pioneer Sqaure, causing further delays.  The bicyclist was taken to the hospital by ambulance and was in fair condition. More: Bicyclist struck by bus

 

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