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Published on Thursday December 15, 2011 - 12:42 AM
 
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PORTLAND, Oregon - Last evening, Wednesday December 14, 2011, at 9:51 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to the Toys R Us at Jantzen Beach on the report that a man was inside the store swinging a toy light saber at customers and had assaulted at least three people with the light saber. As officers were still enroute to the store, the caller reported that the suspect walked outside Toys R Us with the light saber and was in the parking lot.

Officers arrived and attempted to take the suspect into custody but he continued to swing the light saber and was yelling incoherent statements. One officer attempted to use a Taser but it was ineffective. A second officer used a Taser which made good contact but the suspect used the light saber to break one of the wires. Officers then were able to grab onto the suspect and take him to the ground and place him into custody as he continued to violently struggle and yell incoherent statements.

The suspect was treated by medical personnel at the scene has been transported to an area hospital for a mental evaluation. None of the victims of the light saber assault required medical attention at the scene.

The suspect, a 33-year-old male from Hillsboro, Oregon, will face several criminal charges after he's evaluated at a local hospital.