Portland police shoot man with knife in downtown building

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say officers shot and killed a man armed with a knife who suggested he had an explosive device.

Police say the incident happened shortly before 10 a.m. Sunday at a building in downtown’s Pearl District. Officers were called to the building in response to reports of a disturbance caused by a man with a knife.

Police say that when officers arrived, they saw a man and a woman in the stairwell of the building. The woman appeared to be injured.

Police say officers tried to talk with the man and used less lethal force before the shots were fired. Police say the man died at the scene.

The woman was taken to the hospital for treatment of her injuries. Police say no officers were injured.

Police say the Explosive Disposal Unit determined there was not an explosive at the scene.

Portland Police Homicide Detectives and the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office are investigating.