Police: Man with loaded gun arrested on MAX tracks

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 28-year-old man with a felony warrant and a loaded gun was arrested Tuesday morning after authorities said he ran from officers and jumped onto the MAX tracks.

According to Portland police, TriMet personnel contacted them about a man who didn’t have proof that he bought a ticket — prompting officers to respond to the Hollywood Transit Station just before 8 a.m.

Through their investigation, officers learned the man had a felony warrant for his arrest. As they approached him, officers said the suspect backed away and then jumped onto the MAX tracks, running toward I-84. 

Police were able to take him into custody on the tracks, which is when they found a loaded semi-automatic handgun in his waistband.

The incident temporarily interrupted an arriving MAX train.

The suspect was later identified as Travis Michael Collins. He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on his outstanding warrant and on charges of felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a loaded firearm in a public place, interfering with public transportation, resisting arrest and 3rd-degree escape.

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