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Police: Naked man breaks into NE Portland apartment; woman, children escape

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Miguel Gomez, jail booking photo Miguel Gomez, jail booking photo
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A naked man broke into a northeast Portland apartment and tried to force a woman into the bathroom before she managed to escape with her children, according to police.

Officers responded to the Village Garden Apartments on the 15200 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard at 10:15 p.m. Saturday.

A 28-year-old woman told police a naked man forced his way into her apartment via the fourth-floor balcony.

The woman said the man grabbed her and pulled her toward the bathroom. Investigators said the woman tried to call 911, but the man interfered with the call.

The woman was able to escape with her two children – ages 2 and 8 years old – to a neighboring apartment to call 911.

Officers and a K-9 team surrounded and searched the apartment. Police said the suspect, 21-year-old Miguel Gomez, was found hiding behind a couch.

Gomez was arrested on charges of first-degree burglary, first-degree kidnapping, first-degree attempted rape and interfering with making a police report.

The woman told officers she recognized Gomez as someone who previously lived in the apartment complex.

Gomez is scheduled to be arraigned on his charges Tuesday.

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