Eastbound Hwy 26 closed near Vista Ridge Tunnel due to heavy police presence

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Highway 26 east was closed just east of the Vista Ridge Tunnel due to heavy police presence Monday late afternoon.

The Portland Bureau says officers responded to reports of a man possibly threatening people with a knife near Southwest 11th and Jefferson.

Police say the man ran from officers and ended up on Interstate 5.

Officers around 5:20 p.m. said they had arrested the man and said he would receive medical care. The bureau said the road would reopen and thanked drivers in the area for their patience.

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