Portland Police have arrested three men after they allegedly set up a "boobytrap" that snared a bicyclist traveling along the Interstate 205 multi-use path.
East Precinct officers responded to reports of a hurt cyclist around 10:53 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, according to a news release.
EMTs responded and provided aid to a woman found near the path at Southeast Division Street. Police say she was traveling north but became "entangled and injured" by a tripwire strung up across the path.
One officer continued to search and found a "woven string" the authorities believe was positioned across the path at some point. He also arrested three men, apparently without incident.
The arrested men were identified as Justin James Jones, 23; Antonio Russell Tolman-Duran, 27; and Dakota E. Murphy, 21.
Jones has previously been arrested for offensive littering and possessing alcohol on public property, according to court records. Murphy has had no significant interactions with police. Tolman-Duran has been arrested for second-degree criminal mischief, giving false information, sidewalk obstruction and theft of services.
All three were booked and released from Multnomah County jail and are facing charges of fourth-degree assault and three counts of reckless endangering.
Police say anyone who spots non-emergency hazardous conditions on the I-205 path should call the Portland Park Rangers at 503-823-1637 or the Portland Police Bureau at 503-823-3333.