Suspicious Device Found In Downtown Oregon City

Oregon City, Ore. — Police closed off a large section of Main Street in Oregon City for several hours Thursday after reports of a suspicious device.

Oregon City Police say they received a call Thursday morning alerting them of a bomb inside a car parked outside the probation office at 1024 Main St.

The Bomb Squad used a robot to inspect the car and remove a suspicious device from it.

Several homes and some businesses were evacuated as a safety precaution. The Oregon City Transit Center and Clackamas County Community Corrections were also shut down during the call due to their proximity to the parked vehicle.

MEDU Officers investigated the device and rendered it safe. Main St. and the Oregon City Transit Center were opened back up around 3:00 pm.

Oregon City Detectives and the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office are currently investigating who was associated with the vehicle and why it was parked in Oregon City with a suspicious device.

The Oregon City Police would like to thank all of the agencies who assisted during the call including MEDU, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Tri-Met Transit Police, Canby PD, Clackamas County Community Corrections, Oregon City Public Works, Clackamas Fire, and AMR.


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