Man arrested for 'violent attack' at SE Portland bar

Man arrested for 'violent attack' at SE Portland bar
Jared Christensen

PORTLAND, Ore. – Police arrested a man who they said violently attacked another man celebrating his birthday at a Southeast Portland bar Thursday night.

Jared Glen Christensen, 24, was arrested on one count of 1st degree assault and one count of 2nd degree assault.

Police said Danny Ray Grall was celebrating his 47th birthday at B.C.’s Bar and Grill on Southeast Powell Boulevard when Christensen entered the bar and began violently assaulting him. Christensen was not provoked before the attack, police said.

Grall suffered multiple traumatic injuries. He is in serious condition in a Portland hospital.

Christensen was also taken to a hospital. Police said he was injured while witnesses held him down. Officers arrested Christensen after he was released from the hospital.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092.