Possible explosive found deemed ‘inert, not a danger’

Multnomah County


PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Some streets were closed after a possible explosive device was reported in downtown Portland on Monday morning. Hours later, authorities said the device was found to not be harmful.

Just after 8:30 a.m., police received reports of the device on the 1100 block of Southwest Harvey Milk Street. The Explosive Disposal Unit responded to the scene.

Traffic was blocked at SW Harvey Milk Street between Southwest 10th Avenue and Southwest 12th Avenue. Southwest 11th Avenue was also closed between Burnside and Washington. All roads have since reopened.

Authorities released an update Monday night where they described the device found as, “inert and not a danger to the public.” Still, the EDU is investigating where it came from.

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