Police: Suspect detained after attacking 2 officers, 3 others

Police: Suspect detained after attacking 2 officers, 3 others
Brian Delashmutt

PORTLAND, Ore. – Police detained a man who they said attacked three people and fought with two police officers Saturday morning in Northeast Portland.

Officers responded to a report of an assault at USA Gas, located at 4445 NE Cully Blvd. at around 7:45 a.m.

Police said the suspect, 38-year-old Brian Delashmutt, fought with two officers when they confronted him outside the gas station.

Delashmutt ran away from them and continued to fight for several blocks, according to police.

The officers used pepper spray, batons and Tasers on Delashmutt, but he continued to fight. Additional officers arrived and used their Tasers and more pepper spray on Delashmutt, who then surrendered, police said.

Police learned Delashmutt lived at a mental health facility in the 5700 block of Northeast Prescott Street. Police said he violently attacked a resident at the facility before going to the gas station, where he attacked a customer and employee.

The first two police officers to the scene and the gas station employee were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

Delashmutt was also taken to a hospital. He was later released and taken to the Multnomah County Jail.

The Portland Police Bureau will review the use of force by the officers, which is standard procedure.

Delashmutt faces two counts each of Assaulting a Public Safety Officer and Assault in the Fourth Degree, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, and three counts of Resisting Arrest.