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Story by The Oregon Herald Staff
Published on Tuesday March 9, 2021 - 6:06 AM

On March 8, 2021, at about 7:09 p.m., Portland Police responded to the Gateway Transit Center, in the 1100 block of Northeast 99th Avenue. Light rail control relayed information regarding a man at the transit center who had stepped in front of a bus as if he was intentionally trying to be run over. Transit employees also asked for an ambulance for the man.

A sergeant and officer attempted to speak with the man to gain his cooperation for several minutes. Based on his behavior, it appeared to police the man may have been in a drug-induced crisis. Finally, officers attempted to take the man into custody for Interfering with Public Transportation, but he resisted. Officers used pepper spray as the man resisted, and they were finally able to take him into custody. During their attempts to take him into custody the officers felt the man holding onto an object they believed was a firearm. After safely placing the man into custody, officers found the man to be in possession of a loaded handgun, which they placed into evidence.

The man was transported to the hospital by ambulance to determine if he needed medical treatment for the underlying causes that influenced his behavior.

The man's name and charges will be released after he is either cited or booked.