UPDATE - ARREST: Portland Police Investigating a Stabbing in North Portland's Portsmouth Neighborhood - Two Victims

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February 03, 2013 10:25


Portland Police arrested 63-year-old Robert Wack for two counts of Assault in the Second Degree in connection with Saturday night's stabbing in North Portland.

The victims, 70-year-old Robert Settle and 61-year-old Harry Woods, both received non-life-threatening stab wounds. The victims and the suspect live together.

Wack was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Monday.



The person detained by Portland Police officers has been identified as the suspect in the stabbing. Both victims are male adults and did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

Based on a preliminary investigation, both victims and the suspect live together at the residence where the disturbance and stabbing occurred.

No suspects are outstanding and there is no risk to the neighborhood.

Names and charges will be released at a later time.



This evening, Saturday February 2, 2013, at 6:34 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to the report of a 9-1-1 hangup at a residence in the 8700 block of North Woolsey Avenue.

As officers were enroute, additional information was broadcast that there was a disturbance and two people had been stabbed.

Officers arrived and contacted the victims who told police that the suspect possibly ran back into the house.

Medical personnel transported both victims to a Portland hospital for treatment. Their sex, age and conditions are not known at this time.

Officers located a person of interest a few blocks from the crime scene at North Dwight Avenue and Houghton Street. The person has been taken into custody at this time.

Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division and Assault detectives are responding to continue this investigation.

Names of those involved will be released at a later time.



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