PPB press release. Feb 17, 2012:
Portland Police Responding to Armed Suicidal Man in Northeast Portland
PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU NEWS RELEASE
UPDATE #2 – UPDATE MEDIA STAGING: Portland Police Responding to Armed Suicidal Man in Northeast Portland
Posted: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 18:07:06 PST
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The standoff in Northeast Portland ended just before 5:00 p.m. tonight when the 40-year-old man armed with a knife surrendered peacefully to officers. Crisis Negotiators, working with family members, were able to convince the man to put down his knife and surrender.
The man is visiting from out of state and has not had any prior Portland Police contact. He was transported to an area hospital. No criminal charges will be filed.
All streets in the area have been reopened.
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Media staging will be Northeast 33rd, just South of Lombard. Access is only from the North.
This afternoon, Friday February 17, 2012, at 2:15 p.m., Portland Police were called to the area of Northeast 36th Avenue and Liberty Street regarding a male standing in the middle of the street with a bunch of knives saying he wants to commit “suicide by cop.”
Officers responded and are currently attempting to talk to the man, who remains armed and non-complaint in the street.
Traffic is blocked in both directions on Northeast 33rd Avenue between Rosa Parks and Lombard Street. Faubion School is currently in lockdown as a result of this call.
Some members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are at the scene and others are enroute.
Media staging is at Northeast 33rd Avenue and Rosa Parks Way.
PIO is enroute, ETA 45 minutes.