Man accused in Portland stabbing faces hate crime charge
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Court documents say a man accused in a Portland stabbing Tuesday night used the n-word before the incident and is now facing a hate crime charge.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 27-year-old Jeffrey Larison was arraigned Wednesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court on allegations of second-degree intimidation, unlawful use of a weapon and assault.
Court documents say Larison threatened to kill Josef Boring and used the n-word before stabbing the man in the back as the man turned to run away on a street in Portland’s Old Town.
According to a probable cause affidavit, Boring was treated for the single stab wound, which was closed with two staples.
Second-degree intimidation alleges that Larison intentionally subjected Boring to “offensive physical contact” because of his perception of Boring’s race or color of skin.
It wasn’t known if Larison had an attorney.
Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com