Left-wing radical arrested for trying to burn Portland Police building


PORTLAND, OR – Bottles full of probable accelerant and lighters were among the items seized from Alma Raven-Guido during her arrest last night. She was also in possession of a crowbar, spray paint, and heavy marker. The items have been placed in evidence.

On Tuesday, April 13, 2020, a group gathered in Kenton Park located in 8417 North Brandon Avenue at about 9:15 p.m. A “direct action” event was publicized earlier in the day on social media discouraging streaming (video broadcasting in real time) and “peace police.” A similarly publicized event the evening prior drew an estimated 200 participants and devolved into a riot at a police facility.

A group of about 100 people gathered in the area of Kenton Park. At about 9:40 p.m., the group started marching towards the Portland Police Association building, on North Lombard Street. They blocked traffic and had several support vehicles with them and people began shooting fireworks into the air.

Upon arrival at the building, someone from the group started a fire in a garbage can that was placed directly next to the building. This building is situated in a mixed residential and business neighborhood.

Police gave announcements to the crowd via the sound truck to stop their criminal activity or be subject to arrest and force.

Someone in the crowd used an unknown accelerant on the wooden framing around a door of the building, then lit it on fire. Incident command declared a riot due to the criminal activity and danger the fires were posing to the neighborhood. Police gave more warnings and direction for people to get out of the street and walk away to the north.

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