1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
September 26, 2002 00:00
The incident began after the suspect went to "JOIN," a community outreach center in the 1100 block of Southeast Oak Street, and was caught spraying a flammable liquid in a room. As witnesses attempted to stop the suspect, he sprayed them and lit the room on fire. The suspect fled on foot and was stopped by another witness. That witness then fought with the suspect as he attempted to light a homemade destructive device.
The suspect was arrested and lodged in the Justice Center Jail. Arraignment is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. today. A photograph of the suspect is available, via e-mail, from the Portland Police Bureau Identification Division at (503) 823-0382.
Sgt. Pete Simpson