Portland, Oregon – An early morning standoff in Southeast Portland ends peacefully. Officers were called to a home near 141st and Bush just after midnight. They say a man armed with a gun and possibly suicidal was inside the home with a woman and several children when they first got there. They eventually got the woman and three kids out…and after FOUR HOURS of negotiations…the man surrendered. There were no reported injuries.
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Officers in East Precinct responded to a domestic disturbance in the 14100 block of Southeast Bush Street on Monday, July 1, 2019, at 12:15 a.m. Initial information indicated the involved male was armed with a firearm, was suicidal, and there were multiple children and a female in the home.
Officers used an amplified device to loud hail the home and provide instruction for the occupants. The female exited the home. The male remained in the home with the children. A decision was made to activate the Special Emergency Reaction Team and the Crisis Negotiation Team. Shortly after, three children exited the house.
Officers continue to attempt to contact the male to get him to safely surrender. Area residents will likely hear instructions on a loud speaker intended for the male. Neighbors are encouraged to stay inside their residences while officers attempt to safely resolve this situation.