Man, 55, accused of beating three others with pipe

Man, 55, accused of beating three others with pipe
Michael David Oswald

PORTLAND, Ore. – Police arrested a 55-year-old man who they said assaulted three other men with a pipe on Saturday.

Officers received a report of four men fighting near Northeast 2nd Avenue and Clackamas Street just after 10 a.m. They arrived to find three men who had been beaten with a pipe.

Police said the four men were drinking together by the freeway when they began to argue when the suspect, Michael David Oswald, began hitting the other men with a pipe.

None of the three victims was seriously hurt, police said.

Officers found Oswald trying to climb a fence behind the State Hospital. They arrested him and took him to the Multnomah County Jail.

Oswald faces three counts of assault in the second degree.