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Police Raid Max, Guns Drawn

11/23/08 5 Police Officers storm Hollywood Max Stop, guns drawn, hold up a man at point blank range and arrest him.
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.

More Pictures for Max Arrest 24.Nov.2008 12:04

Max Seenitall

Here are some more pictures that I was able to take
Police running on max, forcing everyone off max
Police running on max, forcing everyone off max
Rubber Bullet or Canister Shotgun
Rubber Bullet or Canister Shotgun
AK being held to suspect less than 3 feet
AK being held to suspect less than 3 feet

1 More picture 24.Nov.2008 12:14

another photo with the AK

Here you can see the suspect with his heads behind his head still sitting on the max, the AK is pointed at him

1 More picture 24.Nov.2008 12:14

another photo with the AK

Here you can see the suspect with his hands behind his head still sitting on the max, the AK is pointed at him
AK @ man sitting on max before being apprehended
AK @ man sitting on max before being apprehended
AK @ man sitting on max before being apprehended
AK @ man sitting on max before being apprehended

Just FYI, Probably not an AK 24.Nov.2008 13:41

Kalishnikov fan

Cops in the US almost never use Kalishnikov (AK) style rifles. I cant make it out from the photo but they most likely had an M4:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M4_Carbine
I wonder why they were after this person?

i was there too... 24.Nov.2008 18:02

g-unit

i was on that max too and since then i've tried to search online for any information about what happened or why they were after this person and i haven't been able to find ANYthing other than this story. it was obvious from how the police came down and boarded the max that they knew this person was on the max and i highly doubt it's any coincidence that it was at one of the platforms that you have to go down the stairs to get to; where there is less opportunity to flee, the only way you can go is against a chain link fence, into the middle of the freeway, or up the stairs. it just really makes me wonder what these men did to prompt this. made for an exciting max ride though!

terminology 24.Nov.2008 21:03

terminologer?

For future reference, I think the generic term for AK-type guns is "assault rifle," as in "The police stormed the train with pistols drawn as well as a shotgun and an assault rifle."

Poor Sheeple 14.Dec.2008 19:01

Jack B. Thug

Gee whiz, those nasty PIGS made everyone get off so they could point their evil guns at some innocent citizen. Hmmmmm, perhaps they knew something you didn't. Maybe they were protecting you and everyone else on board from someone who preys on others. No, that can't be it. Cops are bad, plain and simple. Oh, and we all know there are no bad humans except those in uniform.

How about calling the police and asking what went down? No, it's easier to maintain your ignorance.