Man with machete threatens children in Northwest Portland park, neighbors say

Police have not been able to determine that there was probable cause to arrest the man for a crime.

PORTLAND, Ore. — People in Northwest Portland are bothered by illegal activity in a neighborhood park. Within the past week or two, neighbors living around Couch Park said a man carrying a machete was threatening adults and children.

Around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, officers responded to a report of the man with a machete. They were not able to find any victims, Portland police said. They took the machete for safekeeping and gave the man a property receipt, which is Portland Police Bureau (PPB) policy, so that

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