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Philadelphia. Oregon Local News, Breaking News, Sports & Weather - Blogtown, PDX. The first reports, in the wee hours this morning, mentioned something about an armed man running through a neighborhood in Southwest Portland—around SW Capitol and Primrose—and police calling out their tactical unit.

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But the real story about what was happening while most of us slept didn't spill out until a little after 7 this morning in a long police statement. It's not been revealed what led to the encounter. But this is what police say happened: A man, maybe carrying a rifle, had injured a canine-handling officer in a shootout near SW Capitol and Lobelia—and then had run off. There might have been some kind of car crash. That's when the tactical team was called. The Oregonian interviewed a woman near the scene of the shooting. Jan Thorpe, who lives on Southwest Capitol Highway at Lobelia Street, said she was first roused from sleep about 2:50 a.m. by a police siren. A little while later, regular 911 calls, from concerned neighbors, eventually led police to the man they were seeking. Emergency and Disaster Information Service.

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