OHSU board votes to arm police force

OHSU has a 25-member police force

OHSU in Portland, Jan. 21, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
OHSU in Portland, Jan. 21, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Health & Science University Hospital board approved a plan Thursday to issue firearms to its 25-member police force.

The Oregonian reports the university’s public safety director, Greg Moawad, says the move was prompted by a situation in which an armed man threatened a staff member. He says it took Portland police 14 minutes to respond.

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