Monday, April 6, 2015

Never a dull moment for MAX riders!

Portland police on Monday afternoon held a TriMet MAX train on Southeast Division Street after receiving a report that a man who was accused of stealing two axes from the Mall 205's Home Depot was swinging them at strangers and had boarded a southbound train.
The call came in at 3:06 p.m. from the Home Depot at 10120 S.E. Washington St.
Officers received reports that the man, his face concealed by a blue handkerchief, had been running through the parking lot, swinging two small axes.
He was last seen getting onto a southbound MAX train at the Main Street platform, police said.
East Precinct and Transit Police officers coordinated with TriMet to have the train to stop at the Division Street platform.
Officers said the suspect complied with police orders and was taken into custody without a problem.

The man was transported to a Portland hospital for a mental health and drug evaluation. Charges relating to the incident are pending his release from the hospital.

-- Maxine Bernstein  Portland police take into custody man swinging 2 axes |

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