Man who barricaded self at VA Center safe

Portland police

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) –A man who barricaded himself into a room at the Portland VA Medical Center for a few hours is now in protective custody and receiving mental health treatments.

The incident began around 1:45 p.m. at the facility, 3710 SW Veterans Hospital Road. Officers arrived and the man, 29, got rid of a knife  he held before  he barricaded himself into a room in Building 2.

He was alone and there was no danger to the public.

The incident ended shortly before 8 p.m.

 

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