On December 18, 2019, a tragic incident that began at approximately 11:00 a.m. in Beaverton, soon after impacted the Tigard community. A suspect allegedly connected to multiple stabbings at a Beaverton bank, one fatal, continued a path of crime into Tigard that ultimately sent a woman to the hospital with stab wounds.
Following the stabbings in Beaverton, the suspect soon traveled into Tigard where he stabbed a woman he encountered. Later, witnesses reported seeing a man matching the suspect's description run from a vehicle. Fifty police officers from surrounding cities converged in that area where the suspect was last seen. Police set up containment and scoured the vicinity in search of the suspect. Shortly after, Tigard Police and the Washington County Sheriff located the suspect and placed him into custody without incident.
Tigard Police would like to thank all their law enforcement partners who assisted with the investigation and the apprehension of the suspect. It's evident that the training, skills and professionalism of the police officers involved, attributed to the ability to restore the calm and safety back in our community.