Stabbing in Downtown Portland Leaves Victim with Non-Life Threatening Injury (Photo)

April 05, 2020 11:39


A suspect was arrested for assault, following a stabbing under the Burnside Bridge.

On Saturday April 4, 2020, at 10:31 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance under the Burnside Bridge in Downtown Portland. Upon arrival, officers were directed by several witnesses to a victim who was bleeding, and a suspect nearby. The suspect began running and led police on a brief foot pursuit. Officers arrested the suspect a short distance away. Multiple knives were seized as evidence.

Police learned from the victim he had been hit with a stick in the head and stabbed in the back by the suspect. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect, Donovan S. Burgess, 23 (photo), was charged with Assault in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Escape in the Third Degree. Burgess was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Assault Detectives were notified and assisted in the investigation.

If anyone has any information about this assault, they're asked to call police non-emergency at 503 823-3333 or e-mail They should reference case number 20-109867.



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