Thursday, May 25, 2017

Oregon City Police Call MEDU For Suspicious Device (Photo)


News Release from Oregon City Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: May 25th, 2017 4:40 PM
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Oregon City, Oregon (May 25, 2017, 4:00 pm): The Oregon City Police Department shut down parts of Main St. in Downtown Oregon City this morning after patrol officers received information about a suspicious device in the area. Officers located the device in a vehicle parked on 11th St. near Center St. just before 10:00 am. The Metro Explosive Disposal Unit (MEDU) was called to investigate the device.

Several homes and some businesses were evacuated as a safety precaution. The Oregon City Transit Center and Clackamas County Community Corrections were also shut down during the call due to their proximity to the parked vehicle.

MEDU Officers investigated the device and rendered it safe. Main St. and the Oregon City Transit Center were opened back up around 3:00 pm.

Oregon City Detectives and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office are currently investigating who was associated with the vehicle and why it was parked in Oregon City with a suspicious device.

The Oregon City Police would like to thank all of the agencies who assisted during the call including MEDU, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Tri-Met Transit Police, Canby PD, Clackamas County Community Corrections, Oregon City Public Works, Clackamas Fire, and AMR.

Due to an ongoing investigation no further details are being released at this time. Reference OCPD case # 17-1860.
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