A man was fatally shot after he approached Portland police officers with a knife in Southeast Portland, according to the Portland Police Bureau.
Police responded about 4 p.m. to calls about a male, approximately 60 years old, threatening a security guard at a local business near Southeast 82nd Street and Southeast Powell Boulevard. The security guard showed police to a nearby vacant car-wash lot, where the victim had been staying.
At the lot, the victim emerged with a "large knife," according to police. Police warned the man to drop the knife but he refused and advanced on the officers.
A taser was used on the man, but police said "it was ineffective," and the subject continued to advance. Two officers fired their handguns and the subject fell to the ground.
The man was later determined deceased by emergency personnel.
Mayor Sam Adams arrived on the scene shortly after 6:10 p.m., but officials waited until four hours after the shooting before releasing information.
Today's incident follows another officer-involved shooting on early New Years Day, when a Portland police officer discharged his weapon during events surrounding the fatal shooting of Ruben Mata, a bouncer at Club 915 on Southwest 2nd Ave. The next day, Portland police arrested 31-year-old Kevin Moffett in connection with Mata's murder.
-- Nicole Dungca
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