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Police: Suspect in custody after threatening neighbor with gun in NE Portland

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Items seized by police during the investigation. (Photo released by Portland Police Bureau) Items seized by police during the investigation. (Photo released by Portland Police Bureau)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A suspect who police say threatened a neighbor with a gun in northeast Portland has been taken into custody. 

According to the Portland Police Bureau, the incident started at about 2:20 p.m., when officers responded to the 3400 block of Northeast 89th Avenue on reports that a man threatened a neighbor with a gun. 

Police said officers saw the man with the weapon as they responded. 

When officers arrived at the scene, specially trained Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) officers tried to negotiate with the suspect. During the negotiation, the on-scene sergeant requested assistance from the bureau’s Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT). 

SERT and CNT members arrived and eventually took the suspect into custody with help from a K-9 team.

Police said the suspect was taken to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation and to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries he sustained while being taken into custody. 

During the preliminary investigation, officers found multiple bladed instruments and four replica firearms. The items were seized as evidence. 

While police negotiated with the man, officers closed area roads, but those have since been reopened. The shelter-in-place order for nearby residents has also been lifted. 

Police are continuing to investigate the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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