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UPDATE: Arrest Made for Possible Assault Case Distributed on Social Media (Photo)

September 20, 2021 14:11

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On Sunday, September 19, 2021, Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team and patrol officers arrested Robert L. Banks, 53, at Northwest 23rd Avenue and Northwest Flanders Street. He was charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon related to the incident previously released. However, the victim has not been identified and officers are still asking for information. The victim, or anyone who knows the name of the victim, is asked to e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov , Attention Central NRT, and reference case number 21-220133.

While the social media post showed alarming behavior, it was not the first incident involving Banks. He has a history of violent behavior, assaulting police officers, and prompting concerned community members to call police. Among the incidents he has been tentatively li

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