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February 02, 2012
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Video: Police fire beanbag rounds to end standoff

Portland police first tried to talk down the suicidal woman, who was holding a knife to her throat

By PoliceOne Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. — Police saved the life of a suicidal woman holding a knife to her throat Wednesday.

After trying to talk her down, Portland police officers fired four beanbag rounds, according to The Republic.  In the video, an officer standing outside the window of her home deploys a less-lethal device and instructs other responders to "get the knife out of her hand."

The edged weapon was reportedly 12-inches long and resembled a butcher's knife. An ambulance transported the woman away from the scene, and she was not seriously hurt, according to reports.

In 2011, Portland police responded to approximately 1,100 suicide threats, and last week, a man was killed in a suicide-by-cop after pulling a replica handgun from his pocket after threatning to jump from a roof.

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