Saturday afternoon a Portland Police officer patrolling in the area of Southwest Barbur Boulevard and Southwest 30th Avenue was flagged down by a concerned community member who reported seeing a man holding a black pistol in his hand.
The officer found the man with the gun nearby. When the man saw the officer he began running away, and the officer requested additional officers to assist.
Officers tracked down and challenged the suspect nearby. The suspect complied with officers' commands and he was arrested. No one was injured.
Officers recovered a black handgun nearby and seized it as evidence. On closer inspection, they found that it was a realistic looking air pistol.
Arrested was 20-year-old Dennis Robert Spencer (photo). He was booked on a charge of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.