After a battle in a North Portland neighbourhood Tuesday morning, police caught a person suspected of armed robbery.
Just before 5:30 a.m., the suspect robbed at least four people along Interstate Avenue while they were armed. During one of the thefts, the suspect is said to have fired several times from a handgun. Everyone was safe.
Police say that during another robbery, the defendant hurt several people. One person was injured and taken to the hospital. They are expected to be okay.
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People in the Overlook neighbourhood were told to stay in place while police were looking for the armed suspect.
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The Crisis Negotiation and Special Emergency Response teams visited the area. A barrier was set up from North Colonial to North Concord and North Going Court to North Blandena Street.
Around 8:30 a.m., cops said that the suspect had been caught. So far, the suspect’s name has not been made public.
From I-5, North Going Street will be closed while cops are there. Drivers are asked to take different routes. Beach Elementary, which is close by, is running two hours late.