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Tips needed to identify skating rink attackers


Gresham police area asking for the public's help identifying those involved in a fight at a local roller skating rink.

The fight broke out at about 8:30 p.m. Jan. 19, at Gresham Skate World in the 1200 block of Northeast Kelly Avenue, said Lt. Claudio Grandjean, Gresham Police spokesman.

Security guards were trying to break up a small fight or a scuffle, and were trying to calm down those involved. Just when it seems things were starting to settle down, a young man sucker punched one of the guards in the face, Grandjean said. The guard then went after the young man who assaulted him, only to be attacked by three or four other people.

Eventually, the other security guards broke up the attack and the suspects left. The employee was not seriously injured.

The police department has released video surveillance of the fight in the hope the public can help identify those involved, who could face third-degree assault charges.

Anyone with information about the fight is asked to call the Gresham police tip line at 503-618-2719 or 1-888-989-3505. Callers can remain anonymous.