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Police name pipe bomb suspect

Neal Allen Panschow, 43, has been on the run for days

Photo Credit: PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Neal Allen PanschowPolice have identified the man suspected of throwing four pipe bombs out of his car in Southeast Portland on Tuesday afternoon.

He is Neal Allen Panschow, 43, who has an active warrant from Tillamook County. Investigators believe he has been driving a two-door silver 2002 Honda Civic for the past few days and has led police on three pursuits in Clackamas and Multnomah counties.

Panschow is described as a white male, 5'10" tall, 170 pounds. Based on today's pursuit, Panschow is considered armed and dangerous.

The suspect vehicle license plate is 064CPJ. Anyone seeing Panschow or the vehicle should immediately call 9-1-1.

In today's incident, police blocked off roads in part of Southeast Portland after a driver being chased by officers tossed what appeared to be pipe bombs out of the car. Bomb Techs searched the street and surrounding yards and located a total of four pipe bombs. None of them detonated, and all four have been recovered by police.

Although police searched the area, residents are asked to be vigilant and if any suspicious items are found to call 9-1-1.

The area around Southeast 45th and Flavel was shut down all the way to 52nd during the incident. Some neighborhoods were also evacuated.