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Police: Woman assaulted in suspected bias crime in Old Town, suspect arrested

A 38-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night after police say he assaulted a woman during a suspected bias crime in O...

Posted: Jul 27, 2018 3:52 AM
Updated: Jul 27, 2018 3:52 AM

A 38-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night after police say he assaulted a woman during a suspected bias crime in Old Town.

Officers responded to the report of an assault in the 400 block of Northwest Glisan Street at 8:16 p.m.

When officers arrived to the scene, they spoke with the 25-year-old victim who said that she was walking with friends when a man rode by on a bicycle and made a comment about a man in women's clothing.

According to police, the victim responded to the suspect. The suspect then made a comment about the victim's sexual orientation and then punched her in the face several times.

The suspect then rode away on his bicycle towards the Greyhound Bus Station.

Officers located the suspect, identified as Timothy Emmett Walsh, and arrested him without incident.

Walsh was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of assault in the fourth degree and intimidation in the second degree. He is also being held on a parole violation.

Police said the victim did not require medical treatment.

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