Update: #Alert: SERT/CNT Activation

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May 22, 2019 15:10


Members of the Portland Police Bureau continue to talk to the subject who has taken a position on top of a crane. Police have identified the subject and are trying to gather more information about him. PPB and Portland Fire and Rescue are working together to resolve the situation. The crane has been demobilized and power has been turned off. At this point, there is no time frame on how long roadways will be affected.

***original message below***
The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the area of Southeast Martin Luther King JR Boulevard and Southeast Ankeny Street to assist Central Precinct officers with a person in crisis who is in an elevated position on top of a crane. Traffic is affected in the area for at least four blocks in all directions.

No additional information is available at this time. An updated news release will be pushed out as officers learn more.

Media can stage at Southeast 2nd Avenue and Southeast Ash street.

The PIO is not be responding to the scene at this time.



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