October 24 2020
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Man Stabbed Leaving Protest In Front of Courthouse
by Oregon Herald staff
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PORTLAND, Oregon - On July 25, 2020 at 2:31 a.m., police were dispatched to a stabbing at SW Salmon Street and Southwest 4 Avenue involving participants of the demonstration at the courthouse.

For several hours a large crowd participated in criminal activity, which included throwing projectiles, lighting fires, and vandalism focused at government facilities and employees. Members of this large group had moved away from the mass, and a conflict ensued, provoking the need for emergency responders.

Police arrived and found one male suspect held down by several bystanders and one male victim with a stab wound. Police attempted to create a crime scene but were unable to due to the aggressive crowd behavior and lack of community cooperation. The victim was transported to an area hospital with a serious injury, and the suspect was arrested.

Portland Police Bureau Detective Division responded to the incident and took over the investigation. 43-year-old Blake D. Hampe was charged with assault II and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.