Police kill armed man at Oregon hospital

Raquel Erhard – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Portland, OR, United States (4E) – Police fatally shot an armed man in the parking lot of a hospital in Portland, Oregon Sunday and an investigation on the case is ongoing.

According to police spokesman, Sergeant Pete Simpson, the shooting started around 9:30 p.m. after officers received a report of a man with a gun on the grounds of Portland Adventist Medical Center.

Police said the hospital and its campus declared a lockdown while authorities searched the area.

Simpson revealed that several officers then encountered the man and gunshots erupted, the suspect died on scene and no officers were injured.

A hospital spokesperson said no staff or patients from the hospital were hurt.

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