PPB: Beaverton man with guns arrested in downtown Portland
Police patrolling Portland's Entertainment District have arrested a man after he was allegedly seen displaying a gun.
Authorities say the incident began around 1:53 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, after two police sergeants on foot patrol near Northwest 3rd Avenue and Couch Street were approached by a private security guard.
The guard said he saw a man pull out a semi-automatic handgun, "rack the slide," and put it back in his pocket.
Police "confronted" the suspect — later identified as 23-year-old Beaverton resident Jesse J. Townsend — and say they found a loaded handgun in his pocket and a second loaded handgun worn around his neck in a satchel.
"No one was injured and no one reported to officers that the suspect ever pointed a gun at anyone," according to a news release.
Both guns were seized as evidence. Police say Townsend holds a valid concealed carry license.
Townsend was booked on a charge of second-degree disorderly conduct. He was released from the downtown jail a few hours later.
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