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Thursday, November 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Man shoots himself in Portland airport police struggle

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Associated Press

PORTLAND – Officials say that a man shot and wounded himself during a struggle with a police officer at Portland International Airport and is expected to survive.

KATU-TV reports the man was shot at Friday morning and that the incident was initially reported at 5:20 a.m. as a disturbance at a baggage claim area.

Port of Portland spokeswoman Kama Simonds says the officer also suffered a minor injury, but not from a gunshot.

The investigation prompted authorities to limit the airport’s arrivals road to rideshares and taxis.

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