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Michael Ervin Grubbe Arrested Ending Search for Armed Man in Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon police arrested a man Sunday afternoon, ending a search for an armed suspect in Northeast Portland that lasted almost 10 hours.

Michael Ervin Grubbe, 51, was arrested on outstanding misdemeanor warrants at Northeast 35th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.

Grubbe matches the description of the armed suspect police were searching for, but detectives had not confirmed Sunday night that he was the same person. The person arrested was not armed when he was detained.

The crime scene is still closed between Northeast E. Chavez Boulevard and 32nd Avenue, though the neighborhood safety perimeter has been lifted.

The search for the armed suspect began at 6:28 a.m. Sunday morning, when officers responded to the area of East Burnside Street and Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard on a report a man was walking around with a gun.

When officers arrived they fired shots at the suspect and he ran into the neighborhood. Officers found him again around Northeast Laurelhurst Place and Couch Street and police fired at him again. The suspect was able to escape again into the neighborhood.

At that time, police established a large perimeter around the neighborhood.

No police officers were injured and police say it’s unclear if the suspect is hurt. Police would not confirm whether the suspect fired shots at police.

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