Saturday, June 24, 2017

Suspect in Faubion School Phone Threats Identified, Taken to Unity Center for Treatment

SUSPECT IN FAUBION SCHOOL PHONE THREATS IDENTIFIED, TAKEN TO UNITY CENTER FOR TREATMENT


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: June 24th, 2017 8:28 PM
On Friday June 23, 2017, at approximately 2:15 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to 2231 North Flint Avenue on the report of a telephone threat. Faubion School is temporarily using the building formerly known as Harriet Tubman Middle School. This school is immediately south of Lillis Albina Park, which is hosting the Good in the Hood Multicultural Music, Art, and Foods Festival this weekend.

Officers spoke with the reporting party, the school principal, by phone and learned that the principal received a phone call from a woman asking about the school, the address, and who was at the school. The caller also made threats about a shooting at the school.

During the investigation, officers learned that the call likely originated from a residence in Northwest Portland and they developed leads on the identity of the possible caller. Based on the preliminary investigation, officers did not believe the threat to be credible.

Officers worked with community members familiar with the 63-year-old female suspect to develop a plan to contact her safely. On Saturday, officers and licensed mental health professionals from Project Respond contacted the woman at a Northeast Portland location. The woman was taken to the Unity Center for mental health treatment.

The woman has not been charged with any crimes at this time and the reports will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review. The Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) will also follow up the investigation. To learn more about BHU, visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/62135

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