Portland police seek help to solve suspected Laurelhurst Park bombing
Police are asking eyewitnesses to the detonation of an explosive device in Laurelhurst Park on Saturday, Aug. 8, to contact them to help the investigation.
No one is known to have been hurt in the incident, which took place while protesters were in the park planning their activities. Police have seen social media postings that appear to show an explosive device going off in the park and photos of what appears to be the remains of an explosive device.
Police issued a press release on Tuesday saying they have not actually recovered the device in the picture, nor have they been contacted by any eyewitnesses to assist with the investigation. Names of potential suspects circulating in the media have not been verified, police said on Aug. 11.
"PPB has reviewed social media reports and videos involving the explosive device from Laurelhurst Park on August 8, 2020. PPB Investigators have received multiple emails demanding action in this case and they are working hard to get answers. As of today, no in-person witness, someone who was actually there, has come forward to assist in the investigation," according to the police press release. "Investigators would like to remind the public that PPB still needs in-person witnesses and/or potential victims to come forward. Detailed in-person witness accounts are crucial in moving this case forward. Those with knowledge who have spoken to the press are encouraged to contact investigators."
Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.
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