PORTLAND -- Employees of a Fred Meyer store in Southeast Portland reported that a man who was stopped by store security officers on suspicion of shoplifting pointed a handgun at them, ran out of the store, ran back in to retrieve a prescription, then fled.

Sgt. Pete Simpson said officers searching the neighborhood Monday afternoon arrested a 23-year-old man. They also located a replica firearm believed used in the store.

Simpson says detectives were interviewing the man, who was expected to be booked into jail.

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