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Officers arrest man following standoff in NE Portland

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John J Barry, jail booking photo (Multnomah County Jail) John J Barry, jail booking photo (Multnomah County Jail)

Police have taken one man into custody following a standoff in northeast Portland that closed two streets Wednesday afternoon.

Officers with the Portland Police Bureau arrived at the home in the 4500 block of Northeast Portland Highway just after 12:30 p.m. after a 911 caller reported hearing a woman screaming from the house, followed by what they thought was a gunshot and then more screaming.

The Special Emergency Reaction Team and Crisis Negotiation Team soon arrived after officers were unable to make contact with occupants in the house.

Northeast Portland Highway and Northeast Holman Street were both closed down to vehicle and pedestrian traffic between Northeast 42nd Avenue and Northeast 52nd Avenue as officers responded to the scene.

Members of the CNT used multiple methods to contact the suspect in the house and were able to convince the man, 27-year-old John J. Barry, to surrender peacefully to officers. 

Barry was lodged into the Multnomah County Jail on a warrant for failure to appear regarding a previous charge for DUII.

Police said a replica firearm was found in the house after Barry was taken into custody.

Officers determined that all other occupants of the home were safe and that the area was secure. Neighbors were no longer required to shelter in place, and traffic is expected to reopen shortly before 5 p.m.

An investigation of this incident is still ongoing by officers with the PPB’s North Precinct.

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