Man arrested after threatening to jump from bridge

A transient man was arrested Monday night after swinging a 2-by-4-inch piece of lumber and running in front of traffic on the Oak Street bridge.

Henry Daniel Beckwith, 38, ran away from an officer when police arrived on scene and jumped over the railing of the walkway, hanging on by his fingertips.

He threatened to jump as he punched himself in the face, police said.

Another Officer was eventually able to coax Beckwith back onto the sidewalk. He was arrested for second-degree disorderly conduct and lodged in the Douglas County Jail.

Saphara Harrell can be reached at 541-957-4216 or sharrell@nrtoday.com. Or on Twitter @daisysaphara.

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Saphara Harrell is the crime and natural resources reporter for The News-Review. She previously worked at The World in Coos Bay. Follow her on Twitter @daisysaphara.

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