Police suspect gun in Foster-Powell camp
A dozen police officers were dispatched, when two people called the 9-1-1 Center at 6:18 p.m. on May 22, reporting having seen a person waving around and pointing a handgun in a homeless camp, on S.E. Powell Boulevard at 57th Avenue.
In addition to the responding East Precinct officers, members of the Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team and a K-9 team turned out as well, and conducted a search.
"We're quite certain someone here had a handgun – but, after a careful search of the area, and talking with people who reportedly stay at the camp, we haven't found the weapon," a PPB officer told THE BEE.
"But we'll still be keeping an eye out for potential criminal activity in the area," the officer promised.
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