PORTLAND, Ore. — Police ended a manhunt for an armed suspect who ran away from a traffic stop in Portland's Lents neighborhood at around 11 p.m. Saturday.
Police ended the active search but said they're continuing to investigate the identity of the suspect.
The search began around 7 p.m. Saturday when police stopped a car at Southeast 86th Avenue and Southeast Steele Street. One of the men in the car jumped out and ran away. An officer saw the suspect had a gun and called for backup.
A perimeter was set up near Lents Park and and Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) was called in. Neighbors in the area of Southeast Steele Street and Southeast Liebe Street, and Southeast 87th Avenue and 88th Avenue were told to stay inside their homes.
About four hours later, authorities ended the active search, removed the perimeter and told residents they could resume normal activities.
The suspect is described as a black man, about 6-foot-0 and 150 pounds, officers said. He was last seen wearing light blue jeans, red shoes and holding a silver handgun.
Anyone with information is asked to call Portland police at 503-823-3333.