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Suspect taken into custody after hours-long standoff in NE Portland

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A suspect was taken into custody after a standoff lasted for hours in northeast Portland on Monday. 

Police shut down roads and closed Oregon Park as they attempted to communicate with a man accused of breaking into multiple homes in northeast Portland.

Officers responded to the 600 block of Northeast 30th Avenue at 7:47 a.m. after receiving a report of a man attempting to break into a home.

Witnesses told police the man had also approached a woman walking her dog and the man was fondling himself.

The suspect then got into a City of Portland pickup that was parked at Oregon Park, according to police.

The city employee in the truck yelled at the man to get out and the suspect ran across the street and broke into an occupied home.

The people in the home ran outside. The suspect then left that home, entered a different home in the same complex and was hiding there.

Police blocked all traffic along 30th Avenue and closed Oregon Park as part of the effort to contain the suspect. The Crisis Negotiation Team and Special Emergency Reaction Team were called to the scene.

Police said the suspect refused to come out of a bedroom. At 1 p.m., officers used a Taser and took him into custody. 

Based on witness statements about his behavior, officers believe he may be under the influence of intoxicants or suffering a mental health crisis. Police said he may have been wearing hospital-issued clothing

The suspect was treated by medical personnel at the scene and taken to the hospital for an evaluation. After his release from the hospital, he will be booked into jail on multiple charges.

The man's name will be released at that time, according to police. 

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