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Pearl District armed bank robbery suspect taken into custody

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A suspect who police said robbed a Wells Fargo Bank branch in the Pearl District ran into a neighboring building and confronted people while armed with a gun Monday afternoon.

Portland police said officers entered the building and quickly took the suspect into custody at about 1:40 p.m.

There were no reports of injuries in the robbery at 845 N.W. 11th Ave. or in the confrontation afterward.

However, witnesses said the man confronted people with his gun.

"There could have easily been some sort of shootout or something like that, and you don't want that to happen around children," said Piper Baron, whose children were at a park across the street when the situation unfolded. "So, I was very angry."

Police said the case is an ongoing and active investigation.

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