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Man arrested after standoff with Portland police

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Man arrested after standoff with Portland police

PORTLAND — After a 4 1/2-hour standoff Monday in Bayside, police arrested a homeless man they believed was armed and was being sought in connection with a domestic violence incident earlier in the day.

Kyle Upton, 28, surrendered to a SWAT team at 41 Alder St. shortly after 7 p.m. He was charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, terrorizing, assault, and causing a police standoff, according to a police press release.

No one was hurt in the incident, and no hostages were taken.

Police said Upton was homeless, but staying with friends at the Alder Street apartment. He was alone when police arrived to investigate a report of domestic violence, and refused to come out of the building. Crisis negotiators talked for several hours with Upton, who was reportedly in possession of a firearm, before he surrendered.

Nearby buildings were evacuated and neighborhood streets closed during the standoff, but they were reopened around 7:30 p.m.