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Police search for possibly armed suspect in Southeast Portland

Police said a wanted suspect fled from a traffic stop before running away on foot near Southeast 136th Avenue and Southeast Ramona Street.
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland police searched for a wanted suspect in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood Sunday night. Police said they have reason to believe the suspect was armed. 

Around 3:20 p.m. a Portland police officer tried to pull over a vehicle associated with a wanted person in the 5700 block of Southeast 128th Avenue near the Springwater Corridor Trail. 

Police said the driver sped away toward the area of Southeast 136th Avenue and Ramona Street, then pulled over and ran on foot. 

"Evidence recovered at the car left officers to believe that the subject may be armed," police said in a news release. 

The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) called in the Special Emergency Reaction Team and crisis negotiators to assist with the police response. 

Authorities set up a perimeter from Southeast 134th Avenue to Southeast 140th Avenue and from Southeast Ramona Street to the Springwater Corridor Trail.

PPB ended the search just before 9 p.m. and reopened the road, but the suspect was not found. The name of the suspect has not released. 

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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