Protester Attempting to Block Train Car Arrested in Northwest Portland (Photo)

June 30, 2014 10:40

  

This morning, Monday June 30, 2014, at 5:15 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a woman sitting on the railroad tracks in the 5200 block of Northwest Front Avenue.

Officers arrived and found 22-year-old Irene Marjorie Milsom sitting on the railroad tracks with her arm secured inside a large plastic drum filled with concrete. Milsom was accompanied by a group of 15 to 20 protesters who told police they were protesting "big oil" and "the burning of fossil fuels."

Milsom refused to leave the tracks voluntarily so officers assigned to the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU) responded with specialized equipment to remove Milsom's arm from the concrete barrel.

After freeing her from the barrel, Milsom was arrested for Criminal Trespassing in the First Degree, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree. She was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Tuesday.

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