Portland, Ore – The suspect involved in a series of armed robberies in the Overlook Neighborhood has been apprehended by the Portland Police Bureau. As the situation stabilizes, streets are gradually reopening and the police perimeter is being lifted. The identity of the suspect will be disclosed as soon as it becomes available.
The incidents began early this morning when officers responded to a call at the intersection of North Interstate Avenue and North Going Street at approximately 5:30 a.m. It was determined that the same suspect had carried out at least four separate armed robberies in rapid succession along Interstate Avenue. During one of these robberies, the suspect discharged a firearm multiple times, although no victims were harmed. In a subsequent robbery, the suspect physically assaulted several individuals, causing non-life-threatening injuries. One victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Residents in the immediate area were advised to shelter in place while the Portland Police Bureau’s Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) were activated to locate and apprehend the suspect safely.
To ensure public safety, a police perimeter was established from North Colonial to North Concord, and from North Going Court to North Blandena Street, encompassing nearby streets as well. Traffic disruptions are significant in the affected area, and commuters are advised to seek alternate routes. Additionally, Beach Elementary School is operating on a two-hour delay.
Individuals who possess information regarding any of the robberies are urged to contact the non-emergency number at (503)823-3333 or send an email to [email protected].
This is an ongoing investigation, and further updates will be provided as additional information becomes available.