Update: PPB Responds to Suspicious Device

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September 17, 2021 17:02

  

The suspicious device left inside of the bank was inspected by the Metropolitan Explosive Disposal Unit (MEDU) and it was found to not be a hazard.

It was initially reported to officers that a subject walked into the bank, spoke briefly to employees, left the suspicious device, and walked out. MEDU responded, inspected, and removed the device. Additional sweeps of the area were completed by an Explosive Detection Canine officer assigned to TriMet. Officers have cleared the location and the streets are now open.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call non-emergency at 503.823.3333.

###PPB###

###Original Message Below###

On Friday, September 17, 2021, at 2:20 p.m., officers from the Central Precinct responded to a suspicious device inside of a bank located in the 3000 block of Southeast Belmont. The building was evacuated and the Metropolitan Explosive Disposal Unit is responding to the scene.

Southeast Belmont Street will be closed from Southeast 30th Avenue to Southeast 31st Avenue. Southeast 30th Avenue will also closed from Southeast Belmont Street to Southeast Yamhill Street. Pedestrians and drivers should avoid the area until the incident is resolved.

###PPB###

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Phone: 503-823-0830
1111 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97204

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