UPDATE: Stabbing Investigation Ongoing, Involved Parties Have Been Contacted

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August 03, 2020 20:37

  

Officers have determined that the stabbing took place in Lownsdale Square park when an adult female suspect entered the park taking photos and/or video. An argument ensued between the female and other people in the park. During the argument, the female produced a knife and stabbed another female in the chest. The victim is being treated at a hospital and her injuries appear to be non-life threatening.

The suspect initially left but returned and is being interviewed. There is no known ongoing danger to the community related to this incident.

During the initial response, officers encountered a hostile crowd and additional police resources were summoned to try to conduct an investigation. Officers initially located the knife used in the stabbing, however as the officers were trying to secure a crime scene someone picked it up and ran off with it. Officers were unable to safely conduct an investigation due to the hostile crowd, and supervisors made the decision to disengage. As the knife is evidence, it should be returned to police custody. Anyone with information about the location of the knife should call police non-emergency at 503 823 3333.

Portland Police Assault Detectives have assumed the investigation.

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On Monday, August 3, 2020 at 6:22p.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched a report of a stabbing at Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Taylor Street. Officers located a victim, who had walked to Southwest 5th Avenue and Southwest Taylor Street. Officers requested medical and the victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

No suspect information is available.

Officers are investigating the circumstances of the stabbing. If anyone was a witness and/or has video of what took place, they're asked to call police non-emergency at 503-823-3333.

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