PORTLAND, OR – One person is recovering with severe leg injuries after being attacked by a man with a machete in Portland, Oregon. According to police, a victim is recovering from serious cuts after being attacked by a suspect with a machete in the Foster-Powell Neighborhood. On Monday, October 12, 2020, at 1:57 p.m., officers from East Precinct responded to the 3600 block of Southeast 65th Avenue on reports of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers found an adult male victim with severe injuries to his leg. The victim was transported to an area hospital.
Officers learned these injuries were the result of being attacked with a machete by a neighbor.The suspect fled the scene once officers arrived. Officers were able to quickly find the suspect and safely take him into custody. Officers recovered a machete nearby. The suspect is identified as Clayton M. Briggs, 24. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Detectives are currently investigating the incident.
Anyone with information about this assault should please call Detective Jason Koenig at 503-823-0889 Jason.Koenig@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Joseph Corona at 503-823-0508