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PPB standoff with man with a gun in SE Portland ends peacefully

Police respond to a man in a car with a gun on Southeast Division Street.
Police respond to a man in a car with a gun on Southeast Division Street.(Mary Casey)
Published: May. 22, 2022 at 12:03 PM PDT
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PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - The Portland Police Bureau said a standoff with a suspect in southeast Portland on Sunday morning ended peacefully.

PPB said just after 9 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to a two-vehicle crash in the 12900 block of Southeast Division Street. One driver called and said the other driver had a gun and was sitting inside his car.

When officers arrived, they learned the suspect pointed the gun at the other driver and then put the gun to his own head. Since the suspect refused to leave his vehicle, the Special Emergency Response Team and the Crisis Negotiation Team have been called in.

Police later said the suspect chose to leave the car and get help from police. He was believed to be in crisis and taken to a hospital.

PPB said the suspect is not being identified because he was not arrested.

Police said SE Division St. has reopened.