Hatchet attack reported in Hosford-Abernethy, police say
Police responded to a case of an alleged hatchet attack in an inner Southeast Portland neighborhood.
Central Precinct officers responded to the Hosford-Abernethy neighborhood around 11:06 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, according to a news release.
Police say neighbors in the area called 9-1-1 after seeing a man "attacking" a pedestrian with a weapon. Police arrived on scene and found a man with "minor" injuries not requiring treatment.
A block away, police say they found and arrested 25-year-old Evan Todd Hunt. He was booked on charges of second-degree attempted assault, unlawful use of a weapon, menacing and second-degree disorderly conduct.
Police say he also had a warrant for second-degree attempted assault.
A jailer wrote that Hunt lives "on the streets," and recommended denial of release, according to court docs. Hunt remains at the downtown jail at this time.
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