Portland City Hall evacuated due to report of suspicious package

Image: Mayor Ted Wheeler/Twitter

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Portland City Hall was evacuated Monday morning after police received a report of a suspicious package at the building.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau’s Explosive Disposal Unit responded to the 1200 block of Southwest 4th Avenue around 9:36 a.m. and evacuated the building out of an abundance of caution, according to law enforcement. Police closed streets in the immediate area and closed Terry Schrunk Plaza.

Police Monday afternoon determined there was no risk to the public due to the package at City Hall and worked to clear the scene. Once the scene was clear, police said City Hall would resume normal operations. 

A bomb threat led to the evacuation of City Hall earlier this month; that threat was deemed not credible.

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should have warned everyone except that worthless piece of garbage you have for a mayor.

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