PPB Investigating Possible Explosive Detonated in Downtown-In-Person Eye Witness Accounts Needed

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August 17, 2020 13:08


Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau are investigating reports that a person or persons threw an explosive device in Downtown Portland on August 15, 2020, possibly in the area of Southwest 4th Avenue and Main Street.

A video was posted on social media by @R3volutionDaddy and posted on August 15, 2020 at 4:11 p.m. in which a loud bang is heard: https://twitter.com/R3volutionDaddy/status/1294773825863745536?s=20

At this time, no one reported this incident to police directly and investigators are searching for information about this incident.

PPB Investigators are very interested in speaking with the individual in the video and any other in-person eye witnesses who have information about what happened or any other first-hand video of the event.

Commentary in the social media posts suggest a black GMC may have been involved, however, this information has not been verified by investigators.

Arson investigators would like to hear from anyone who personally witnessed this incident, anyone with specific suspect information, or any additional video or images that might aid in the investigation.
Additionally, if anyone took the remnants or unexploded material from the scene, investigators would like to recover those items for evidentiary purposes. Anyone with information should contact Detective Meredith Hopper at 503-823-3408, meredith.hopper@portlandoregon.gov .

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