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Father convicted of threatening child welfare workers

December 18, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 51-year-old Portland man has been convicted by a jury of unlawful use of a weapon, menacing, and obstructing governmental administration.

KGW-TV reports that Freddy Velasquez-Soto threatened two Oregon Department of Human Services caseworkers who were at his home in August 2017 to discuss safety planning for his son.

According to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, Velasquez-Soto became aggressive with the agents confronting one of them chest to chest and threatening to cut their face, while he brandished what appeared to be a knife.

The agents fled through a second story window to a fire escape after calling authorities.

Security surveillance video captured some of the events described by caseworkers.

Velasquez-Soto will be sentenced in January.

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