Police: Suspect arrested in Saturday night stabbing
Police 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.
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