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Portland Police Warn of Gun-Toting Man's Release
10/18/2013 04:28 PM ET  

Police say Carlos Reed, 27, arrested Sept. 27 after he was seen clad in camouflage carrying an assault rifle down a city street, has been released on bail.

Carlos Reed

Portland Police are warning the public about the release from jail of a man found walking on a city street last month carrying an assault rifle, laser site and 120 rounds of ammunition.

Chief Michael Sauschuck says Carlos Reed, 27, was arrested Sept. 27 after a resident reported seeing him - clad in a camouflage, bullet-proof vest - walking on Forest Avenue with the assault weapon.

At a news conference this afternoon, police said Reed also had a handgun strapped to his ankle. Officials say Reed was charged with "threatening display of a weapon," a class D crime, and has been released on bail.

But Sauschuck says his department remains concerned about Reed. "This incident took place 10 days after the Navy yard shooting, the tragedies that were there," Sauschuck said. "And again, there are things that I won't discuss here that are very concerning to all of us here at the Police Department, in reference to his stability, quite frankly."

Police have released a photograph of Reed (above), and are advising anyone who encounters him walking armed in the city not to approach, and to call 9-1-1.

This story was reported by Keith Shortall and written by Ed Morin.

Photo:  Portland Police Department


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