Armed Protester Arrested and Explosive Devices Recovered, Say Portland Police

Photos: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
Photos: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Portland Unified Command officials report the arrest of an armed protester during Wednesday night’s post-election riot. Officers seized a loaded rifle and what they describe as an improvised explosive device (IED). The protester also allegedly wore body armor with ballistic plates.

Police in Portland declared a riot on Wednesday night after vandals began smashing windows on businesses and carrying out other acts of violence.

One man allegedly threw what was initially reported as being a Molotov cocktail at police. Officials later revised the allegation and said it was fireworks thrown at an officer.

Officials later clarified their initial comments regarding the seizure.

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