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Hostage Situation in the Pearl District Leads to Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting

Portland, OR. — Portland Police say officers shot and killed a man armed with a knife who suggested he had an explosive device. The incident happened just before 10 a.m. Sunday morning at the Lovejoy Building in downtown’s Pearl District. Officers were called to the building at 1331 Northwest Lovejoy Street in response to reports of a disturbance. Police say when officers arrived, they saw a man holding a woman at knife-point in the stairwell of the building. The woman appeared to be injured. Authorities say officers tried to talk with the man and used less lethal force before the shots were fired. The unidentified man died at the scene. The woman was taken to the hospital for treatment of her injuries. No officers were injured. Police say the Explosive Disposal Unit determined there was no explosive device at the scene. Portland Police Homicide Detectives and the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office are investigating.

 

 

Photo courtesy of the Oregonian.


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