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St. Helens man attacked with a knife on Sept. 20, police search for suspects in the case

St. Helens Police responded to a reported assault last week of a man attacked with a knife in his home on Park Street in St. Helens.

SHPD officers responded to the call just after 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, when an assault was reported.

SHPD identified the victim as David Schmor. When officers arrived they located Schmor in his home suffering from injuries to his head and stomach that appeared to be caused by a knife.

Schmor was transported to a Portland-area hospital

with non-life threatening injuries.

Schmor worked as a high school teacher in St. Helens prior to his retirement in 2010. In 2017, he was also recognized by the St. Helens High School leadership during "Think Pink" week as he battles prostate cancer.

The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived. He is described as a male wearing dark clothing and a mask to cover his face. SHPD used a K9 unit to track the suspect, to no avail, a press release from the police department stated.

SHPD said an investigation is ongoing, but there is no current public safety threat.

Sgt. Jose Castilleja said little information is being released about the case at this time. Anyone who witnessed something out of the ordinary or has any information about the case should contact SHPD at 503-397-1521.

Det. Dustin King is handling the investigation.


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