At approximately 3:30pm Sunday Nov 23rd 2008 5 police officers came storming down the Hollywood Max stop with guns drawn. One police officer with what appears to be a modified shotgun possibly designed to shoot rubber bullets or gas canisters. two other officers had pistols drawn with a final gun toting officer holding an AK-47 while the last officer did not appear to have any weapons in hand and appeared to be there as backup support only.
So, in the middle of the day, in Portland Oregon the police come onto the max, with guns including an AK 47 drawn and yell for everyone to clear out of the max, this leads to a rush of people flying off the max about to trample each other, mothers with children, elderly, men, women, all fleeing from the Police.
They proceed to walk up to an individual and point their guns at him (including the AK). They are holding this AK to the individuals head at less than a 3 foot range, other officers are securing the other max doors/exits with their guns drawn.
Eventually they cuffed two people (One already off the max, one on the max) and give the all clear for us to get back on the max and leave.
While the whole situation happened without incident I am certain that the police used excessive, Police State like force and tactics forcing an upset of the peace within the city. To this point I have seen no news reel, or story on Fox, Koin, ABC, or any of the other news agencies local to this city regarding this situation.
I was frantically taking pictures from my cell phone as this event unfolded, however, unfortunately for everyone (Except the police) the images of the police officer with the AK-47 being held to the perpetrator did not come out very well due to a glare/reflection on the windows of the max.