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Barricaded man emerges naked from shed, taken into custody after two-hour standoff

Portland police took a 51-year-old man into custody Tuesday morning after he held officers at bay for two hours, shouting from a barricaded Powellhurst Gilbert neighborhood shed that he planned to shoot police.

The man's name has not been released. He surrendered at about 10:45 a.m. and was taken to a Portland hospital for a mental health evaluation. No charges are expected to be filed in the case.

Police were called at about 8:42 a.m., June 14, by a homeowner in the 13900 block of Southeast Rhone Street who heard someone yelling inside a shed on his property. The homeowner told police that a man, who didn't live at the house, barricaded himself in the shed and shouted that he had a gun and would shoot officers.

The police bureau's SERT, Crisis Negotiation Team and members of the Behavioral Health Unit/Project Respond worked to contain the shed and talk the man inside into surrendering.

At about 10:45 a.m., the man walked out of the shed naked, and was taken into custody. No firearms were found inside the shed.

During the incident, traffic was closed on 136th Avenue from Powell Boulevard to Bush Street and on Rhone Street from 136th to 141st avenues.