Matthew Joseph Medlin

Matthew Joseph Medlin, booking photo.

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Police say a man broke into the snack shack at the Gateway Transit Station on Tuesday morning before running from officers and threatening to shoot them.

Matthew Joseph Medlin, 36, was lodged at Multnomah County Jail, where he now faces charges including burglary in the second degree, criminal mischief in the first degree, menacing, disorderly conduct in the second degree, and resisting arrest.

Officers assigned to the Transit Police Division say Medlin ran from them when he saw them at the snack shack at the Gateway Transit Station.

Officers pursued Medlin to a nearby Winco Food store, where they say he ran into a stockroom that has one way in and out of it. When officers confronted Medlin, they say he turned toward them with his hands under his jacket and said he was going to shoot them.

Officers used a stun gun on Medlin and then arrested him. They say he did not have a weapon on his person.

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(10) comments

Bahlsach

Obviously there are red wires in green holes.

Janni

Oh my goodness I can't stop laughing at how goofy this gack looks heheheheeee.

Lawlessness Brings Destruction

He can't get a job...and it's Trump's fault.

jburn

Normally I'd guess - passed out drunk at a frat party and woke up to this wonderful art. But, this is Portland and normal is becoming extremely rare.

Jefferson

And rare is normal:)

DennisW

Meth is a heck

of a drug

DennisW

steveO sad but true.

Merlin

Miss Potland?

Popstar

In Portland anyway...

steveO

This dude wants to be put out of his misery. This is the youth of tomorrow.

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