NE Portland MAX station reopens, ‘suspicious device’ removed

Multnomah County

A TriMet station and surrounding streets in Northeast Portland are currently closed as authorities investigate a suspicious package.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A TriMet MAX station and surrounding streets in Northeast Portland were temporarily closed late Friday morning after authorities said a suspicious device was found in the area.

According to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, police were investigating a suspicious device found at the TriMet station at Northeast 60th Avenue. The MAX station and surrounding streets were briefly closed but reopened after the Portland Police Bureau’s Explosives Disposal Unit removed the suspicious device.

A K9 trained in sniffing out explosives carried out a search of the area and did not find any other concerning items, deputies said. The area was then deemed safe.

Authorities have not yet said whether the suspicious device was an explosive or not.

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