Stabbing investigated between Tigard, Beaverton
Tigard Police are investigating a stabbing on Friday that occurred on the popular Barrows Park trail.
The incident occurred in the area of Southwest Horizon Boulevard, just south of Barrows in the Progress Ridge area at approximately 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17.
According to witnesses, a man walking with his dog became agitated following comments made by two men with skateboards who were sitting along the trail. After a verbal exchange, the dog-walker drew a knife and cut one of the men's leg.
The victim's friend hit the suspect on the forehead with a skateboard.
The suspect fled on foot with his dog.
The uninjured man called 911 to report the incident. The victim was transported to Oregon Health & Science University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Beaverton Police were first on the scene. The location of the incident was later determined to be within the City of Tigard, and Tigard Police assumed control of the investigation.
The suspect is described as approximately early 50s, 6 feet tall, thick build, darker skin tone and black hair. He was wearing a teal-colored tank top. He also will have a visible injury to the forehead.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Tigard Police Department at 503-718-2677.