Threat prompts evacuation of Macy’s plant in Portland


The Macy’s logistics center in Portland was evacuated Friday morning after receiving a call about a man with a gun at the facility.  

Police responded to the logistics center located on Vaughn Parkway around 5:20 a.m. 

According to a police report, a worker thought he heard a man say, “Drop the gun” while he was working at his workstation. 

The employee ran to the front of the warehouse, telling other employees and security what he thought he heard. 

Officers arrived and secured the nearly 1 million square foot building, while employees were moved to a safe area per Macy’s safety protocol, according to Portland police.  

A police report indicated some employees told police they thought they heard gunshots. 

No evidence of a gun or shots fired were found and Macy’s has since returned to normal operations.  

Macy’s released a statement on the evacuation, which reads in part, “Macy’s Logistics Center in Portland was successfully evacuated without incident or injury following a report of potential weapon. The police conducted a search of the area and have given clearance for our colleagues to return to work.”   

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