Man displays gun during confrontation with Occupy Portland protesters, police say Credit to Koin 6 News Jason Parker is accused of revealing a handgun during an argument with Occupy Portland protesters Wednesday afternoon. Oct. 19, 2011. (Portland Police Bureau) A man is under arrest, accused of brandishing a handgun near the Occupy Portland encampment Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 3:39 p.m., Portland police responded to reports of an argument at the intersection of Southwest 4th Avenue and Salmon Street, which is on the perimeter of the Lownsdale Square portion of the downtown encampment. The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) reports that Jason Charles Parker, 32, was shooting video of the encampment when he was confronted by several park occupants. During the ensuing argument, one of them allegedly used a racial slur towards Parker. At some point during the exchange, police say Parker revealed a handgun in his waistband. Parker was taken into custody at the intersection of Southwest 3rd Avenue and Salmon Street. The suspected handgun was also recovered by police. Parker has a concealed handgun permit for the weapon, according to a PPB press release. He is charged with one count of disorderly conduct in the second degree. He is lodged in the Multnomah County Jail. This follows Tuesday night's arrest of a suspected marijuana dealer at the encampment, and a short police search and recovery of a missing girl. Police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson said the bureau is constantly evaluating its presence at the around-the-clock protest. "It is a little concerning that we have now a firearm issue down there," said Simpson. Simpson added that there are currently four officers always on dedicated patrol at the encampment. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact PPB at (503) 823-0097.