Portland Police Bureau Provides Extra Police Presence During Threat Investigation

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April 24, 2019 19:05

  

In the early morning hours of Wednesday April 24, 2019, the Portland Police Bureau was notified by the Portland FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) of a possible threat to Islamic organizations in Oregon.

As the FBI investigation into the matter was being conducted, an extra police presence was dispatched to a location in Portland, in coordination with the FBI and other Portland area law enforcement.

Once notified by the FBI that JTTF agents and task force members resolved the immediate concerns and determined that there was no known threat to any Islamic center in Oregon, Portland Police officers resumed regular patrol operations.

"We are acutely aware of the horrific and deadly terrorist acts that occurred at houses of worship in Pittsburgh, Christchurch, and Sri Lanka," said Portland Chief Danielle Outlaw. "We will continue to protect houses of worship and religious community centers. All people deserve to be free from the fear of violence."

To learn more about the FBI investigation, visit https://flashalert.net/id/FBIOregon/123963

The Portland Police Bureau asks that any community member that becomes aware of threats of violence to contact law enforcement immediately.

For emergencies and crimes in progress, call 9-1-1.

For non-emergency events that need investigation, call 503-823-3333.

For those community members who want to report threat concerns but have a desire to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers of Oregon will forward any tips to the proper law enforcement agency.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips; Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823; or, call 503-823-HELP (4357).

The Portland Police Bureau has several community advisory groups and outreach opportunities for community members and police officers to come together. One of those groups is the Portland Muslim Community (MAC) Police Council. To learn more about the MAC please visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/72132

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Media Relations:
PPBPIO@portlandoregon.gov
Phone: 503-823-0830
1111 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97204

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