A blood-covered man armed with a "razor knife" was threatening bystanders at Hoyt Arboretum when he was fatally shot by a Portland police officer Monday afternoon, the bureau said in a statement this morning.
The bureau's said Officer Jason Walters, a 13-year veteran, arrived at the Arboretum at 3:24 p.m. and confronted the still-unidentified man in the bathroom near the facility's office.
The scene played out as follows, according to a spokesperson:
"The officer retreated and gave repeated commands to the subject to drop the razor knife, but the subject refused to do so. The officer and the subject began moving out of the bathroom area, with the subject still approaching the officer with the razor knife. At this point, the officer fired shots at the subject. The officer immediately requested medical assistance and the subject was pronounced dead upon Medical's arrival."
Investigators are looking for more witnesses to the scene to flesh out the complete story of what happened, they said.
This morning's press statement said the officer has not yet been interviewed, nor have witnesses, who have not yet been located.
Anyone who saw the incident is asked to call Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319.