Park Ranger Threatened by a Man with a Gun in Colonel Summers Park

Park Ranger Threatened by a Man with a Gun in Colonel Summers Park

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April 26, 2014 10:50


On Friday April 25, 2014, at 9:35 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report that a City of Portland Park Ranger had a subject threaten him with a gun inside Colonel Summers Park, located at 1925 Southeast Taylor Street in the East Buckman neighborhood.

Officers met with the victim who told police that he drove into the park and parked by the gazebo so he would lock up the park's bathrooms for the evening.

The victim told police that the suspect was inside the gazebo then walked towards the victim, holding a handgun at his side. The victim held his hands up and told the suspect that he was just there to lock the bathrooms and the suspect slowly walked away towards Southeast Belmont Street.

After the suspect was out of site, the victim left the park and called 9-1-1.

Several officers checked the area for the suspect but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect was described as a white male in his 30s, 6'3" tall, medium build, medium-length dirty brown hair, approximately four days of facial hair growth, wearing a dirty white long-sleeve t-shirt, dirty jeans, a dirty backpack, armed with a handgun. The victim believed the man was likely a homeless person.

Anyone seeing this man should immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information should contact the non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333, reference Portland Police Bureau case #14-33718.



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