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Portland man accused of calling 911 and hanging up 41 times

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Brian Lewis-Carter, jail booking photo Brian Lewis-Carter, jail booking photo
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A 24-year-old man is accused of calling 911 dozens of times and hanging up.

Police said the Bureau of Emergency Communications began receiving 911 hang-up calls from numerous locations in north Portland's Kenton neighborhood at 1:17 a.m. Thursday.

Several officers responded to the area and located the suspect at a home on the 1200 block of North Winchell Avenue.

Brian Lewis-Carter was arrested and booked in the Multnomah County Jail on 41 counts of improper use of emergency reporting system.

"Improper use of the 911 system can endanger lives and tie up valuable resources that may be needed elsewhere to respond to emergency calls for service," according to the Portland Police Bureau.

Improper use of an emergency reporting system is a Class A misdemeanor.

Police did not release a possible motive in this case.

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