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News Release
Individual With Replica Handgun Arrested After Disturbance (Photo) - 12/04/19

On Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 9:41 a.m., East Precinct and Transit Police Division officers responded to the E. 122nd Ave Station platform on the report of an individual threatening to shoot community members. TriMet fare inspectors were working on the platform and called 9-1-1 to report the threatening behavior.

Officers arrived and located the suspect, 32-year-old Ryan M. Larson, who was arrested without incident. A replica firearm was located nearby the custody location that was associated with Mr. Larson. The investigation culminated in officers learning that Mr. Larson was wanted for a probable cause arrest involving an earlier robbery. Information relating to the robbery is not being released at this time.

During this incident, MAX Blue Line service was disrupted for almost an hour.

Mr. Larson was ultimately transported and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on numerous charges including robbery, interfering with public transportation and disorderly conduct.

The Transit Police Division is a multi-agency partnership involving agencies from the following agencies:

* Portland Police Bureau
* Beaverton Police Department
* Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
* Gresham Police Department
* Hillsboro Police Department
* Lake Oswego Police Department
* Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
* Milwaukie Police Department
* Port of Portland Police Department
* Tigard Police Department
* Tualatin Police Department
* Washington County Sheriff's Office

Transit Police work closely with TriMet officials and other security personnel to provide a safe and secure environment for TriMet users.

TriMet advises the following to its users:

Report suspicious activity
* If you see suspicious behavior or a suspicious package, or if there's an emergency or unsafe situation on board, tell a TriMet employee or call 9-1-1.

* MAX and WES trains have up to four emergency intercoms to reach the operator.

* Free 9-1-1 calls can be made at pay phones located at all MAX/WES stations and transit centers.

Don't leave personal items unattended
* I Please keep personal items, such as purses, bags, backpacks and packages, with you at all times. This helps TriMet avoid unnecessary security alerts and delays.

* I It is a felony under Oregon law to assault a TriMet operator or vandalize TriMet property. TriMet offesr a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of any person who assaults a TriMet employee or vandalizes TriMet property. To report a crime, call 9-1-1.


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