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Police in Tigard declare riot, arrest 1

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Windows at Tigard Police Department were smashed during declared riot Thursday night

TIGARD, Ore. (AP) — Police declared a riot and arrested one person in the Portland suburb of Tigard following demonstrations in response to a fatal shooting by a Tigard police officer.

KGW reports police said about 100 people marched to the Tigard Police Department at around 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Authorities said during the march, some in the group vandalized several businesses, breaking windows and tagging both public and private property with graffiti.

Once the group arrived at the police station at around 8:45 p.m., members of the group broke windows and tagged the station with graffiti.

The gathering was declared an unlawful assembly and then just before 9 p.m.,

The police shooting took place late Wednesday afternoon. The officer shot and killed a man armed with a knife following a reported domestic disturbance, according to the Tigard Police Department.

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The Associated Press

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