The public alert system was supposed to send out a warning message in the early hours Wednesday morning telling residents near Multnomah Village of the active shooter and telling them to stay inside. Instead, residents received a test message that did not contain any specific information about the incident. It wasn’t until an hour after the shooting that wounded an officer and killed a police dog that the warning message finally went out.
- Carmen Merlo, Director of Portland Bureau of Emergency Management
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OPB | Feb. 22, 2017