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Police: Juvenile grabbed officer's gun

No one shot during Saturday struggle

Portland police arrested a juvenile who grabbed an officer's gun during a Saturday evening traffic stop.

North Portland resident Anthony Ray Tolliver, 17, was booked into the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home on charges of Attempted Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Attempted Theft in the First Degree, Interfering with Police, 3 counts of Resist Arrest, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Assault on a Public Safety Officer and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.

According to police, at 8:05 p.m. on Aug. 20, officers assigned to the Gang Enforcement Team conducted a traffic stop at Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Lombard Street, behind a gas station.

Officers contacted the driver and noted that there were three passengers in the car. After obtaining permission to search the car from the driver, the driver and two passengers voluntarily got out and were searched. The final passenger, Tolliver, remained in the car and refused to get out, however.

Tolliver then became combative with the officers, police say. During the struggle, he grabbed onto an officer's guns, which was in the holster.

Tolliver continued to violently pull on the gun handle, causing the belt to come loose and rotate on the officer's body. The gun remained in the holster and officers were able to get Tolliver onto the ground, where he was handcuffed and placed into leg restraints.