Man Who Threatened To Shoot Cops Tased, Arrested After Chase Ends In Grocery Stockroom

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PORTLAND, Oregon — On May 12, 2020 at 7:35 a.m., officers assigned to the Transit Police Division responded to reports of an adult male breaking into the Snack Shack at the Gateway Transit Station.

When officers arrived at the location, the suspect saw the officers and ran. Officers pursued the suspect who fled into Winco Food Stores. The suspect ran into a stockroom with only one way in or out. Officers confronted the suspect in an attempt to take him into custody. The suspect turned towards the officers with his hands under his jacket and told officers he was going to shoot them.

Officers deployed a Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW) and the suspect was taken into custody. The suspect did not have a weapon on him.

36 year-old Matthew Joseph Medlin, who has an extensive criminal history, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Burglary II, Criminal Mischief I, Menacing, Disorderly Conduct II, and Resisting Arrest.

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