Portland police asking for public’s help to identify pipe bomb suspect

portland-policeThe Portland Police Bureau and Portland Fire & Rescue, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, are asking for the public’s help to identify the suspect who placed a pipe bomb in a Southwest Portland neighborhood.

On Wednesday October 15, 2014, Central Precinct officers and the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU) responded to the report of an explosion in the parking lot of an apartment complex located in the 10600 block of Southwest Capitol Highway.

The explosion damaged one vehicle but did not result in any injuries.

Bomb Techs and Arson Investigators collected evidence at the scene and determined that the damage was the result of an exploding pipe bomb.

Investigators are continuing to follow leads in this case but have not identified a suspect or a motive for the explosion.

At this time, there is no information to suggest that this incident is a hate crime or terror-related.

Witnesses may contact the investigators directly or, to remain anonymous, they may provide information through Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call (503) 823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.