Suspect arrested after 7-hour standoff in Northeast Portland

Long standoff ends with man in custody

PORTLAND, Ore. – A man barricaded inside a Northeast Portland home was arrested following a standoff that lasted more than seven hours Thursday evening.

Tony Lamont Brown, 48, was wanted for attempted murder and robbery in a domestic violence case, according to Sgt. Pete Simpson of Portland police.

The standoff began at around 2:30 p.m. U.S Marshals had tracked Brown to the victim's home in the 3400 block of Northeast 81st Avenue, Simpson said. Brown was the only person inside the home.

The police bureau’s Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and crisis negotiators were called in to assist the marshals.

Brown threatened to shoot anyone who came into the house, Simpson said. Police did not immediately say whether Brown was armed.

During the standoff, police told neighbors stay inside. Northeast Fremont Street was closed between 77th and 82nd avenues.

At around 6:30 p.m., police used explosives to bust down a door and began deploying multiple rounds of tear gas into the home. Still, after a couple more hours, Brown had not surrendered.

SERT officers entered the home at around 10 p.m. and were able to take Brown into custody. No one was injured, Simpson said.

Brown was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of attempted murder, robbery, burglary, menacing and felon in possession of a restricted weapon.


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