Update on Incident at Bus Shelter (Photo)

June 30, 2020 14:51

  

Investigators determined the subject involved in the incident placed a backpack in the bus shelter and lit it on fire. At this time, it does not appear that there was an explosive in the backpack, but that some items inside the backpack burned, which potentially caused a reaction from the heat.

The involved subject was identified as 43 year-old Russell Brunette. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one charge of Disorderly Conduct I.

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On Sunday, June 28, 2020, at 5:16 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a call about a subject who left a backpack at a bus stop and an explosion followed. The location was a bus shelter in the 800 block of Southeast 122nd Avenue.

Officers responded and arrested the subject believed to be involved. No persons were injured.
This is an active investigation. If anyone has information about this incident, contact (503) 823-3333.

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