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Benjamin Greene
Benjamin Greene
Bomb Threat at Washington Park Transit Station, Nothing Dangerous Found (Photo) - 05/10/19

On Friday, May 10, 2019 at 5:17 P.M., Central Precinct and Transit Police officers responded to a report of threats at the Washington Park Transit Station at 4027 Southwest Canyon Road. A man used an emergency callbox from the underground train platform. He claimed that he had a "device" and was going to use it. Security cameras were used to watch the suspect, who had a bag but did not leave anything behind. The man was seen going up the elevator to the ground level, where he used another emergency telephone to call again and make a second threat.

Officers responded and detained the suspect out in the parking lot away from the Transit Center. The Transit Center was deemed safe. But, due to the possibility that there was an explosive device, officers left the man's bag in the parking lot and closed off the area. The Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU) responded and inspected the bag, determining that there was no explosive or anything dangerous inside. The area has been reopened.

Officers transported the suspect, Benjamin W. Greene, 37 (photo), to the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Disorderly Conduct in the First Degree and Interfering with Public Transportation.

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