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Man Arrested for Hatchet Attack After 4 Month Investigation (Photo)

December 08, 2023 17:46


A man is facing a felony assault charge after a 4-month investigation by Portland Police.

On Saturday, August 12, 2023, at 10:58p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 4900 block of Southeast Boise Street on a report that a victim was chased and attacked by a suspect with an axe. Officers arrived and found an adult male victim with a severe laceration to his left leg. The officers applied a tourniquet to control bleeding and summoned EMS. The victim was transported to the hospital with a serious, but non-life threatening injury.

Officers learned the suspect had left in a white pickup. Officers immediately began searching for the suspect, but no immediate arrests were made.

Officers learned that the victim was followed by the suspect after a road rage incident and the men were strangers. The victim was in possession of a hatchet, but the suspect took the hatchet and physically assaulted the victim with it.

The case was forwarded to the PPB M

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