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Man fires gun at Portland Airport during the fight with the police



A man fired a gun early in the morning near Portland International Airport baggage claim and was injured in a battle with police officers.

Portland Portland Police head Jason Wallis said at a press conference on Friday that an official had "contacted an adult man at the airport baggage claim shortly after 5 pm local time".

said. "During the fight, a shot was fired by the suspect involved. The officer did not fire his firearm.

He added that the officer suffered a minor injury, but not as a result of a shot. The boss said an investigation was ongoing and he did not provide any further details about the suspect.

Kama Simonds, a spokeswoman for the Portland Port, said the suspect was taken to hospital with no life-threatening injuries. [19659005] There were reports about a large police presence at the airport shortly after the gun had been fired. Ms. Simonds said that the flights to and from the airport were not affected by the episode, but the public lanes at a lower level near the baggage claim area were closed due to an investigation. Drivers approaching the arrivals area were advised to use a lane in the upper level instead.

The firearm, believed to be involved in the episode, was recovered by the authorities, Chief Wallis said. "There is no risk to the public because of this incident," he added.


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