Man Charged With Hate Crime After Hitting Woman

posted by Brad Ford - 

Wednesday evening, Portland Police Bureau Central Precinct officers responded to Northwest 4th and Glisan Street on the report that a man was assaulting a female. 

Officers arrived in the area and contacted a victim, a 25-year-old female, who told police that she was walking with friends when an unknown male on a bicycle rode by and made a comment about a man in women's clothing. The victim responded to the suspect, who then made a second comment about the victim's sexual orientation, then punched her in the face several times. 

The victim told police that the suspect rode away on his bicycle towards the Greyhound Bus Station. Officers in the area located the suspect and arrested him without incident. 

The victim did not require medical treatment at the scene. 

Based on the investigation, the suspect, 38-year-old Timothy Emmett Walsh, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Fourth Degree and Intimidation in the Second Degree. Walsh is also being held for a parole violation. 

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