PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Police made two arrests Thursday in Southeast Portland after an 18-year-old man was stabbed during a confrontation and assault.
Police said a 14-year-old suspect was arrested on attempted murder and assault charges. A 15-year-old was also arrested on assault charges. Police said it appeared the incident was gang-related.
Police said a 13-year-old male was with the two older teens when they got into a verbal confrontation with Juan Antonio Bermundez, 18, near the corner of SE 49th and Dickinson Street at about 7:30 p.m.
Police said the three young teens were in a minivan during the verbal confrontation and the two older males got out and assaulted Bermundez. He was stabbed multiple times, police said.
He was taken to a hospital and is expected to recover, police said.
The trio fled in the minivan but were stopped by police nearby and the two older teens, who have not been identified, were taken into custody without incident, investigators said.
The 13-year-old was not charged with any crimes and was released to his parents. The two other teens were taken to the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home.