1 injured, 1 arrested in stabbing at downtown Portland bar

Published: Sep. 23, 2023 at 10:33 AM PDT
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PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - A person was seriously injured, and a man was arrested in a stabbing at a bar in downtown Portland on Friday night, police said.

The Portland Police Bureau said just before midnight on Friday, officers responded to a stabbing at a bar in the 200 block of Southwest Yamhill Street. When they arrived, they provided trauma first aid to the victim before paramedics took over. The victim was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.

Elizabeth lives a couple blocks away from where the stabbing occurred.

“With people drinking it can get a little bit violent,” she said. “When it gets nighttime, that’s when you really got to be careful. It’s a really scary place.”

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PPB said officers learned of a suspect description, found a man matching it and took him into custody at Southwest Third Avenue and Southwest Jefferson Street. They arrested 29-year-old Aaron Calhoun of Oregon City for second-degree assault. He was taken to the Multnomah County jail.

Elizabeth said she’s pleased a suspect was caught.

“That’s really good,” she said. “Because that’s another thing you get worried about… is if they don’t catch the person.”

Massoud partners with Elizabeth and lives a couple of blocks away. He said fights are not uncommon on a daily basis in front of their home.

“Every day, actually,” he said. “Two, three fights. I mean, it’s a routine.”

Massoud said he has lived in the city his entire life and is optimistic for the future.

“I had never ever had experience to see Portland, Oregon like that,” he said. “But hopefully things are getting better.”

PPB said a knife was seized as evidence. Major crimes detectives are still investigating.