Portland Police Use Beanbag Shotgun On Unruly Man
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police used a beanbag shotgun on a man who had been reported walking in and out of traffic and banging on cars in southwest Portland.
Sgt. Pete Simpson says the 31-year-old man told responding officers he had a gun Thursday afternoon and motioned to his waistband. When he refused to obey police commands, one officer fired a beanbag shotgun at him. The man eventually lay down on the ground and was taken into custody.
Officers found no gun but did locate an item fashioned to resemble a handgun.
Medics took the man to a hospital for a mental health evaluation and for a possible drug overdose.
Simpson says the man will not face charges but will receive medical treatment.
Lincoln High School was briefly locked down as a precaution.
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