Fifth Avenue in downtown Olympia was closed for about 45 minutes Friday morning while police investigated an incident in which a man inflicted harm on himself.
At about 10 a.m., the man collapsed near the Artesian Commons Park after injuring himself, and walking down Fifth Avenue from Cherry Street, leaving a trail of blood along the sidewalk, said Lt. Paul Lower of the Olympia Police Department.
Detectives responded to the scene and determined that no one else was involved in the incident. Video footage captured parts of the incident, Lower said.
The man was transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital and is expected to survive his injuries.
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“Hopefully they’ll get him healed up and he can get some mental health treatment,” Lower said.