TIGARD, Oregon - Police are investigating a stabbing at the Barrows Park trail. The incident occurred in the area of Horizon Blvd. just south of Barrows in the Progress Ridge area at approximately 5:30 p.m. on August 17.
According to witness statements provided to police, a man walking with his dog became agitated following comments made by two men with skateboards who were sitting along the trail. A verbal exchange led the suspect to take out a knife and cut one of the mens leg. While the stabbing took place, the victim's friend hit the suspect on the forehead with a skateboard. The suspect then fled on foot with his dog. The uninjured man called 9-1-1 to report the incident. The victim was transported by ground to OHSU with non-life threatening injuries.
A Beaverton Police officer nearby was first on scene. The location of the incident was later determined to be within the City of Tigard. Tigard Police will be the primary agency heading the investigation.
The suspect is described as approximately early 50s, 6 ft, thick build, darker skin tone and black hair. The suspect will have a visible injury to the forehead. The suspect was also believed to be wearing a teal-colored tank top.