Police Seek Witnesses To Brawl


Video of the brawl. Note: This contains profanity and violence.

Photo: KATU

Portland Police responded to a brawl Wednesday night in Northeast Portland. Officers responded to a disturbance in the area of Northeast 8th Avenue and Northeast Couch Street. It was reported that an estimated 60 people were involved in a fight and someone may have deployed mace.

Police response city-wide was put on priority calls only so officers could respond to this incident from throughout the City. Information came in that a subject was unconscious in the area, but officers did not locate that person in the area they were reported to be and no further updates were provided.

As officers arrived, the two groups had separated. Officers contacted both groups and no one self-identified as a victim or wanted to make a police report. Officers are aware there may be video of the event, and are interested in that video footage.

This is an open investigation and follow-up is planned to identify if crimes were committed and if arrests are appropriate. The Portland Police Bureau will review video and images of today's event in an attempt to identify people who were involved in criminal activity.

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