FBI Portland
Beth Anne Steele
(503) 460-8099
October 21, 2021

FBI Activity in Northeast Portland

This morning, October 21, 2021, as part of a federal child exploitation investigation, agents from the FBI Portland Field Office were conducting a search warrant in the 6100 block of NE 14th Avenue in Portland when an occupant of the residence barricaded themself inside the home.

After a brief standoff, members from the Portland Police Bureau Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) found the occupant deceased inside the home. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death. Law enforcement did not use force during this incident.

Due to concerns about possible hazardous substances inside the home, a hazardous materials team is continuing to investigate. There is no known danger to the community. There may be continued traffic delays in the area as the investigation continues.

The FBI was assisted by the Portland Police Bureau SERT, Crisis Negotiation Team, Explosives Disposal Unit, and patrol officers from North Precinct.