Man accused of hate crime after attack in Portland

July 27, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police have arrested a 38-year-old man on investigation of assault and intimidation for attacking someone on the street in Portland.

The Portland Police Bureau says police responded to the city’s Old Town neighborhood at about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday to a report of an assault.

Police say Timothy Walsh had ridden his bike by a group and made a comment to a person about a man in woman’s clothing.

Police say the victim responded to the suspect who made a second remark about the person’s sexual orientation and then punched her in the face repeatedly.

Police say Walsh then left on his bike.

Police say they arrested him at a nearby Greyhound station.