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Members with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail continue to investigate the incident that occurred on the east sidewalk of Southwest 6th Avenue between Southwest Harrison Street and Southwest Montgomery Street.
The three adult female victims continue to receive treatment for their injuries at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU). One of the victims is currently in critical condition, another is in serious condition, and a third victim has requested that no information be provided about her condition. OHSU personnel have contacted each of the victims' families.
An alert community member learned the description of the vehicle believed to be involved in this incident. They contacted 9-1-1 after observing the matching vehicle near Northeast 16th Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street. Officers immediately responded to the area and contacted the occupant of the vehicle. At this time officers have taken the occupant of the vehicle into custody. The occupant is a person of interest in this investigation. The vehicle was also seized as evidence. The person of interest has been transported to a police facility for further investigation.
At this time the Police Bureau does not believe there are outstanding suspects or vehicles associated with this investigation. There is not believed to be additional danger to the community in connection with this incident.
The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail, Traffic Division, and Forensic Evidence Division continue to investigate this incident with the support of the: Portland Fire Bureau, Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation / Joint Terrorism Task Force, Portland State University Police Department, and Multnomah County District Attorney's Office Victim Advocate Program.
"I recognize the sensitivity and concerns that surround high profile incidents like the one today," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "Our first thoughts are with the victims and their families. Investigators are working diligently to collect the facts and maintain the integrity of the case. Information will be made available as soon as it is learned and is appropriate to do so."
Community members affected by this incident may find support by contacting the Multnomah County Call Center 24-hours a day at 503-988-4888 or 1-800-716-9769.
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The next press briefing is scheduled at 1:45 pm at SW Broadway and SW Montgomery Street.
The blue Mazda Tribute has been located by police near NE 16th and NE Glisan Street. Based on information learned at this time, the Police Bureau does not believe there is a danger to the community connected with this incident.
On Friday, May 25, 2018, at 10:04 a.m., Portland Police Bureau Central Precinct officers and Portland State University Police officers responded to the report that three pedestrians were struck by a vehicle while on the east sidewalk of Southwest 6th Avenue between Southwest Harrison Street and Southwest Montgomery Street.
Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and located three adult women suffering from serious injuries. Emergency medical responders provided medical aid to the injured women. All three were transported to area hospitals by ambulances. Investigators have learned, two of the injured women suffered what are believed to be serious life-threatening injuries and a third has serious and believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
Officers believe a fourth person may have been injured during this incident, but has not been contacted by officers or emergency medical responders.
Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail, Traffic Division, and Forensic Evidence Division have responded to investigate this incident.
This investigation is in its early stages. More information will be released as it is learned.
It is anticipated Southwest 6th Ave will be closed to all traffic between Southwest Montgomery Street and Southwest Harrison Street for the next four to five hours as this investigation continues.
The next media briefing location and time will be sent via twitter.
Investigators ask anyone with information about this incident or who may have been involved in this incident to contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.