PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Police spent nearly two hours Friday morning investigating a reported domestic dispute before they made the decision to kick in an apartment door in North Portland, but found no one inside.
Officers said the incident started at around 5:30 a.m. in the 8600 block of North Swift Street. Several neighbors heard what they described as a violent fight between a man and a woman, police on scene disclosed.
Numerous officers responded to make contact with the two people believed to be inside the apartment. They tried using a loud horn to order them out. After two hours of no response, police made the decision to enter the apartment unit by kicking in the door.
An officer on scene said police are allowed to enter a dwelling without a warrant if they believe there is an immediate life threatening situation, or if someone who may be a victim of a crime is unable to render aid.
Officers searched the unit with a police K-9 but found no one inside. Police were canvassing the neighborhood the man and woman. Police said the maan they are looking for may have had a warrant out for his arrest, but that has not been confirmed.
– Brent Weisberg
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