Police: Man assaults two people in race-based attack

Police: Man assaults two people in race-based attack
Frederick Edward Miller

PORTLAND, Ore. – Police arrested a Portland man who they said assaulted two people in Northeast Portland Wednesday night.

Frederick Edward Miller, 37, faces assault and intimidation charges.

According to police, Miller was walking on N.E. Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard near Halsey Street when he used "racially bias-based language." Angelo Finzo heard Miller and said something to him. That’s when police said Miller violently attacked Finzo.

Police said a second victim, Joye Sanders, saw Finzo being assaulted and tried to stop Miller, but Miller punched Sanders in the face.

Miller continued to yell what police called “bias-based” language at Finzo as police took him into custody.

Medics took Finzo to a hospital. Police said his injuries were not life-threatening.

Sanders was treated at the scene.

Police took Miller to the Multnomah County Jail. Miller used an alias when he was arrested, police said. Detectives later learned his real name. Miller may face additional charges.