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Monday in Portland: Portion of I-84W closed as ODOT pulls semis from Columbia River & more

Emily Scarvie

(PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Monday, Aug. 28 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses.

1. Officers find man dead after shooting in north Portland

The Portland Police Bureau says a man died following a reported shooting early Monday in north Portland. Officers responded to the area of North Vancouver Avenue and North Webster Street at 1:23 a.m. and found a man dead. The man’s identity has not been publicly released. The medical examiner will identify him after confirming the cause of death and notifying family members. PPB has not released any further details regarding what led up to the shooting. No suspect information has been released. PPB has not said whether anyone was taken into custody. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact Detective Brian Sims at brian.sims@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Meghan Burkeen at meghan.burkeen@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 23-225862. 

2. I-84W closed for hours Monday as ODOT pulls semis from Columbia River

A portion of I-84 west will be closed for several hours on Monday as the Oregon Department of Transportation uses special equipment to remove two semis that crashed into the Columbia River at nearly the same location on Friday night, but at different times.

The westbound side of I-84 between Biggs Junction and Celilo near milepost 103 will be closed starting at 7 a.m. Traffic will be diverted via Highway 30 and Highway 206. Drivers can also use Highway 97 to cross the river at Biggs Junction. The length of the closure will depend on how complicated the recovery is.

The crashes remain under investigation by Oregon State Police. Both drivers were able to escape unharmed.

3. 2 people seriously wounded in 'random and unprovoked' stabbings

One person was arrested following at least two “random and unprovoked” attacks in downtown Portland Saturday night that left two people seriously injured. The first incident occurred around 10:40 p.m. near Pioneer Courthouse Square. According to Portland police, a man was slashed in the neck and rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.

About 20 minutes later, another stabbing was reported along the 700 block of Southwest 10th. A man was reportedly stabbed in the chest and taken to a nearby hospital.

The suspect was spotted by an officer near Southwest 14th and Alder around 11:15 p.m. The suspect attempted to flee but was quickly captured, according to police. Investigators said the suspect, whose name has not been released, may have committed other attacks on Saturday that weren’t reported.

Investigators also said passersby may have “located critical evidence” in the case between Southwest 10th and Alder and Southwest 18th and West Burnside. No further information has been released. The two people seriously injured are expected to survive.

Thanks for reading! See you tomorrow with all the latest Portland news.

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