Device found in SE Portland bank deemed ‘not a hazard’

Multnomah County

The device was found in a bank in the 3000 block of SE Belmont Street

A Portland police vehicle at a crime scene. (KOIN, file)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Southeast Portland building was evacuated Friday afternoon after what was thought to be a suspicious device was found inside a bank, police said.

Officers responded to the bank in the 3000 block of SE Belmont Street shortly before 2:30 p.m. The building was evacuated and the Metropolitan Explosive Disposal Unit was called in to help.

Once it was examined, it was determined the device was not a hazard, police said. But they did not say what the device was or what it looked like.

The incident began when a person walked into the bank, spoke with employees, then walked out after leaving the device.

Roads that were closed in the area have since reopened.

The investigation continues.

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