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Police arrest woman after hours-long standoff in Southwest Portland

Standoff in Goose Hollow neighborhood - KATU photo from reporter Bob Heye

PORTLAND, Ore. – Police officers arrested a woman who fired shots at officers and barricaded herself under a porch in the Goose Hollow Neighborhood for hours early Thursday morning.

Police say they initially responded to a burglary call in the area Wednesday night. A 9-1-1 caller said someone was trying to enter a residence or a property in the 800 block of SW King Avenue.

When police arrived Wednesday night, they did not locate the suspect.

Then, police responded to another report of a prowler in the same area at 3:27 a.m. Thursday. Investigators believe the same person was trying to enter the location.

Officers searched the area with a K-9 team and when they found the woman, there was an exchange of gunfire.

Officers retreated to a safe place, but the suspect fired shots at them. No officers were injured.

Portland Police Bureau Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team communicated with the woman while she hid under a porch.

SERT members arrested the suspect around 7 a.m.

After the suspect was taken into custody, she was assessed at the scene by emergency medical personnel and was taken to a hospital with what police believe is a non-life-threatening injury.

Police asked nearby residents to stay in their homes during the incident. SERT evacuated some neighbors.

Officials closed West Burnside between SW 21st and 23rd Avenues, but reopened it shortly after 8 a.m.

Police say Southwest King Avenue will remain closed for most of Thursday as the investigation continues.

Portland police homicide detectives and the Multnomah County Major Crimes Team are continuing investigating the shooting.

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