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Police: Masked group with pellet guns in Lloyd Center taken into custody

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Police responded to the Lloyd Center Mall on Friday afternoon on reports of a group of people wearing masks and at least one person possibly armed with a gun.

Officers searched the area at around 2 p.m. and located the three suspects at Northeast 16th and Multnomah Street.  

The group had left the mall and were near a Black Lives Matter protest happening in the area.

Officers took the group into custody without disrupting the protest, according to the Portland Police Bureau. Investigators said officers recovered several replica firearms that shoot pellets.

The people detained were juveniles and have been released to their parents, according to police, who added that the incident was unrelated to the nearby protest.

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