Police: Improvised weapons, drug overdoses at Occupy camp

Police: Improvised weapons, drug overdoses at Occupy camp
Occupy Portland protesters alerted police Friday that other protesters were making improvised weapons.

PORTLAND, Ore. – Police say protesters inside the Occupy Portland camp are making improvised weapons.

According to Lieutenant Robert King, protesters alerted police on Friday about the weapons and officers confiscated them. Protesters also told police about a man who they said planned to damage police cars parked near the camp, King said.

Officers found the man, who had a six-foot long bamboo pole, and he gave it up. Police said no damage was done to any of their cars and no arrest was necessary.

Also Friday, police and medical personnel said they found a man suffering from a drug overdose at the camp. He was revived and taken to a hospital.

They also revived a woman in her 20s from a drug overdose Saturday morning. She was also taken to a hospital for treatment.