August 30, 2012 16:00
On Wednesday August 29, 2012, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the Burnside Bridge on the report of two men walking onto the Burnside Bridge from the East side, one of them wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying a rifle under a blanket.
Multiple officers responded to the bridge and contacted a group of 13 men together and because of the information about body armor and a rifle, ordered all 13 men to the ground at gunpoint. All of the men complied and were taken into custody without incident.
A .223 rifle was recovered from one of the men along with body armor.
Officers spoke to the men and learned that the group was going to be involved in a photo shoot with a military theme supporting breast cancer awareness. The photo shoot was called, "Beards for Breasts."
The 9-1-1 caller identified the two men who handled the rifle so officers released the 11 remaining men without charges.
The two men charged, 29-year-old Anthony Joseph Quayle and 35-year-old John Brien Walterich, were arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.
Photos of the two men along with the rifle and equipment are being released. Additionally, the 9-1-1 call is being released.
The Portland Police Bureau would ask that anyone doing filming or photo shoots involving firearms to consider contacting the precinct of venue and communicate about the plans to prevent unnecessary alarm to the community.
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Sgt. Pete Simpson