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18 Dec 2019 | 02:23 PM UTC

US: Police respond to mass stabbing in Beaverton (Oregon state) December 18

Police respond to a mass stabbing incident at a shopping center in Beaverton (Oregon state) December 18; suspect has been detained

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Event

Police responded to a mass stabbing incident at the Murrayhill Marketplace in Beaverton (Oregon state) at approximately 11:00 (local time) on Wednesday, December 18. The assailant reportedly killed one person and wounded an unspecified number of others. Beaverton Police announced that the suspect has been detained and no longer poses a danger to the public as of noon on Wednesday. Further details are still emerging.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation and business disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the incident.  

Advice

Individuals in the area are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area of the incident, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.