Traffic delays

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Traffic along major highways and freeways was backed up Wednesday morning due to an ongoing police investigation and a crash.

Westbound Interstate 84 was blocked at Interstate 205, and was closed between Interstate 5 and Interstate 205 due to a police investigation that began Tuesday night.

Portland police said Vancouver police officers were pursuing a vehicle along I-205 at around 7:30 p.m. The pursuit ended on westbound I-84 between 33rd and 12th Avenues.

According to police, there was an exchange of gunfire between the suspect vehicle and a Vancouver police officer.

Two suspects were taken into custody. One of the suspects suffered life-threatening injuries, but police said the injuries are not from gunshot wounds.

Police said an officer received minor injuries.

Portland police reopened westbound I-84 and southbound I-205 north of the I-84 exchange just before 9 a.m.

Due to the closure, I-205 traffic was backed up into Washington and westbound I-84 traffic was backed up into the Gresham area. Traffic along I-5 is also affected by the closure.

Traffic was also being affected by a crash on eastbound I-84 near Fairview Parkway.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office said one lane is getting by. No word on when the other lane will reopen.

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