Broken sprinkler pipe floods historic hotel — Flooding at the historic McMenamins Edgefield hotel in Troutdale may have been caused by someone hanging from a fire sprinkler pipe. Gresham firefighters said a sprinkler pipe burst at the hotel Wednesday evening. Hundreds of gallons of water spilled into the building before crews were able to shut off the flow. Nearly 200 guests had to be evacuated. McMenamins Director of Marketing Renee Rank Ignacio says a guest or someone at the hotel may have grabbed the pipe and pulled it down or hung from it. Ignacio said the cleanup was progressing quickly. There are no cameras in the hallway where the pipe broke, so there’s no video evidence of what happened. But investigators are working to figure out who is responsible for the damage.
Man suspected of theft hurt outside Home Depot — Police say a Home Depot customer and a man suspected of theft near a Northeast Portland store got into an altercation that left the suspect critically injured. A security guard was on a bike trail confronting a suspect Thursday when a community member got into a confrontation with the suspect and “weapons were produced.” Police say the suspect’s injuries are believed to be from gunshots. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Police said the community member, a man, was cooperating with investigators. Around 3:15 p.m. he was still at the scene, and appeared to have minor injuries. Police haven’t said who fired a weapon. An investigation is ongoing.