2 ‘potential’ explosives found on NE Cascades Parkway

Multnomah County

The roadway has since been reopened

A Portland Police Bureau vehicle. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Police said Monday night that the NE Cascades Parkway has been cleared after two “suspicious-looking devices” were recovered by the Explosives Disposal Unit.

Authorities received a report of a possible explosive in a parking lot along Cascades Parkway around 3:30 p.m. and quickly shut the area down to traffic and pedestrians. The roadway was closed between NE Mt. St. Helens Avenue and the MAX station—transit services were also disrupted.

The Explosives Disposal Unit was called out to the scene and found the “potential incendiary device.” In their sweep of the area, authorities also found a second device and secured that as well.

The area was cleared for transit to resume shortly before 7 p.m., said police.

Authorities said an investigation will be conducted to determine if the explosives were legitimate or not, and who left them there. No arrests have been made in connection to the incident.

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