Armed man in custody after US 26 closure

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Highway 26 was a parking lot during the Monday evening commute as police worked to take a man having a mental health crisis into custody. 

Eastbound lanes of US 26 were closed for more than an hour as police communicated with the man, who ran onto the I-405 ramp.

Portland police said the man was armed with a knife and threatened to harm himself. He was taken into custody just after 5 p.m. and will be receiving medical care.

He allegedly threatened people downtown at 11th and Jefferson before running from officers. 

Eastbound lanes of Highway 26 were closed just before the Vista Ridge Tunnel. 

WATCH: ODOT camera shows police activity on Hwy 26 

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