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Police respond to an assault under the Burnside Bridge and seize multiple knives as evidence

MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE - Donovan S. BurgessPolice have arrested a suspect in a late Saturday assault and stabbing in downtown Portland.

Donovan S. Burgess, 23 was charged with assault in the second degree, unlawful use of a weapon, and escape in the third degree. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

According to police, at 10:31 p.m. on April 4, Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance under the Burnside Bridge. When officers arrived, they were directed by several witnesses to a victim who was bleeding, and a suspect nearby.

The suspect began running and led police on a brief foot pursuit. Officers arrested him a short distance away. Multiple knives were seized as evidence.

Police learned from the victim he had been hit with a stick in the head and stabbed in the back by the suspect. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

Assault detectives were notified and assisted in the investigation.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police non-emergency at 503 823-3333 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. They should reference case number 20-109867.


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