PORTLAND Police returning Wednesday to the scene of a Tuesday evening standoff found a marijuana grow at the home, as well as about 30 Chihuahuas living in filthy conditions.

The standoff started Tuesday evening when police were called to the report of a stabbing near Southeast Tibbetts Street and Southeast 26th Avenue just before 5 p.m.

Investigators said officers at the scene found a victim and traced the stabbing to a house in the 3100 block of Southeast 26th Avenue. They tried to make contact with a suspect inside, but he would not comply.

They then learned that he might have been armed with a handgun, so they evacuated some nearby homes and called out a tactical team. The man was arrested just after 11 p.m.

Wednesday morning officers returned to the home and found marijuana growing inside and outside. They also found about 30 Chihuahuas inside and called Multnomah County Animal Control to recover the dogs.

Police did not confirm that the suspect in the stabbing was tied to the marijuana grow operation.


KGWReporter Ashley Korslien contributed to this report.

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