Portland Police: 2 arrested for pointing realistic-looking airsoft rifles near I-5

Published: Mar. 20, 2023 at 11:09 AM PDT
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PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) - Two people were arrested on Sunday after pointing realistic-looking airsoft AR-15 rifles under an Interstate 5 onramp, according to Portland Police.

Officers responded to a 911 call about people with AR style rifles at Southwest Sheridan Street and Southwest Water Avenue.

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Oregon Health and Science University police were able to see a man and a woman shouldering what looked like rifles and pointing them at an embankment under the on ramp overpass to I-5 south.

Officers came up with a plan and took the pair into custody.

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It turned out the rifles were realistic looking AR-15 air soft rifles.

Both suspects were cited for Disorderly Conduct and the rifles were taken as evidence, according to Portland Police Public Information Officer Terri Wallo Strauss.