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November Riot Suspect Arrested Tonight at Pioneer Courthouse Square (Photo)

January 20, 2017 19:30


18-year-old Billy Ellison was arrested in the early evening hours of Friday January 20, 2017, at Pioneer Courthouse Square in connection with the November 2016 protest and riot in Downtown Portland. Ellison was identified by police after tips from the public were provided to investigators. Ellison was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on two counts of Interfering with Public Transportation.

When officers arrested Ellison, they located a torch (photo attached), a large knife and a gas mask with extra filters.

Ellison was identified to police after his photo was released in connection with the November 2016 protest and riot. The photo (attached) was posted to the Bureau's CanYouIDMe page - http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/canyouidme/

Ellison will be arraigned on Mond

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