Man shoots himself in Portland airport police struggle

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say that a man shot and wounded himself during a struggle with a police officer at Portland International Airport and is expected to survive.

KATU-TV reports the man was shot at Friday morning and that the incident was initially reported at 5:20 a.m. as a disturbance at a baggage claim area.

Port of Portland spokeswoman Kama Simonds says the officer also suffered a minor injury, but not from a gunshot.

The investigation prompted authorities to limit the airport’s arrivals road to rideshares and taxis.


The short headline of this story has been updated to correct that authorities now say the suspect shot himself.


Information from: KATU-TV,

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