UPDATE: Suspect Charged After Standoff in Southeast Portland (Photo)

March 06, 2021 07:41

  

Colby R. Lindsey, 30, of Portland, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Violation of Restraining Order (2 counts), Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Attempting to Elude by Vehicle, Assault in the Fourth Degree-Domestic Violence, Menacing-Domestic Violence, Harassment.

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A man is under arrest after locking himself in his pickup truck and refusing to come out for nearly 3 1/2 hours, prompting a SERT/CNT callout.

On Friday March 5, 2021 at 4:37p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to the 4300 block of Southeast 114th Avenue on a report of a suspicious circumstances call where a wanted suspect was seen in the area. Officers were familiar with the suspect and that he was frequently armed with handguns. He was wanted for domestic violence and firearms related crimes.

Officers located the suspect driving away in a pickup truck. As it approached the intersection of Southeast 112th Avenue and Southeast Bush Street, officers surrounded the pickup truck with their police vehicles (photo). The suspect used his truck to attempt to ram his way out of the box-in, but was unable to escape. Officers attempted to negotiate his surrender, but he refused to come out.

On scene supervisors requested on-duty personnel from the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT). The officers continued the effort to negotiate his surrender, but the suspect still tried to force his truck out. An officer sprayed the suspect with OC (pepper) spray, but it did not have an effect. Supervisors determined that they needed additional tools and resources, so they initiated a full SERT/CNT callout. An armored vehicle (Bearcat) was used to help officers get closer in order to communicate from a position of safety (photo).

The suspect's tires were destroyed and the spinning wheels began digging into the pavement (photo). There were so many sparks created that the officers were concerned the truck might catch fire. Due to the increasingly dangerous situation, CS gas was deployed next to the truck. That was effective. The suspect got out and surrendered at about 7:56p.m. He is in police custody but was transported by ambulance to a hospital to be medically evaluated. No one was injured. He will be charged at a later time, after which his name will be released.

Officers located two handguns in the truck (photos). Both were loaded.

During the incident, neighbors were asked by officers to remain in their homes for their safety.

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