Man indicted on assault charges in Beaverton stabbings
Noah Douglas Kronsteiner, 48, of Portland, was indicted by a Washington County grand jury last week on assault and other charges, following the stabbing of two men in Beaverton on Sept. 13.
On that date, Beaverton police officers were called to a report of a stabbing at the intersection of Southwest Oleson and Garden Home roads just after 3 p.m.
Upon arriving, officers discovered two stabbing victims, Juan Rodriguez, 51, of Portland, and Michael Pickens, 47, also of Portland. In addition, they found that Pickens had been sprayed with mace.
A short time later, police discovered Kronsteiner inside the Bulldog Deli, 7321 S.W. Garden Home Road, also suffering from stab wounds.
Police said that after examining video surveillance footage and talking with numerous witnesses, detectives discovered that Pickens had been driving his vehicle southbound on Oleson Road when Kronsteiner began yelling and screaming at him while in traffic.
"Kronsteiner then sprayed Pickens with mace while Pickens was inside his vehicle. Detectives say Kronsteiner's attack on Pickens was unprovoked. Pickens exited his vehicle after being sprayed with mace and Kronsteiner then stabbed Pickens," stated a Beaverton police news release on the incident.
The other victim, Rodriguez, who was in a nearby park and had witnessed Kronsteiner assaulting Pickens, came to his aid but Kronsteiner stabbed him as well, according to police. In an effort to defend himself and Pickens, Rodriguez reportedly used a pocketknife he had and stabbed Kronsteiner, who fled on foot to the nearby deli.
All three men received medical attention for their injuries, which were non-life threatening, police said.
Kronsteiner was arrested and taken to the Washington County Jail following his release from a local hospital.
He was indicted on charges of second-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, menacing, first-degree criminal mischief and unlawful use of mace.
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