Man attempts to kidnap 5-year-old in Old Town: Portland Police

Portland police make an arrest in Old Town on Monday, Sep. 19, 2022.
Portland police make an arrest in Old Town on Monday, Sep. 19, 2022.(PPB / Twitter)
Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 3:45 PM PDT
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PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) - A man who was found to be in possession of meth tried to kidnap a 5-year-old at Northwest 1st and Davis on Monday afternoon, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

Officers were first dispatched around 2:30 p.m. after receiving reports of the attempted kidnapping. PPB made contact with the suspect Spencer Meng, 43, who claimed the 5-year-old was his daughter and he “thought his caregiver was hurting her.”

Meng attempted to take the child and threatened to stab the caregiver who in return pepper sprayed Meng before getting the child to safety.

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Meng was arrested and taken to jail but was refused due to medical reasons PPB told FOX 12. He was then taken by ambulance to the hospital and placed under Police Officer Hold and issued felony citations for Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Attempted Kidnapping and cited for possession of meth.