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Police investigate Old Town assaults

Police are investigating two assaults in two days in the Old Town area.

According to police, at 8:18 a.m. on Wednesday, Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing at Northwest 5th Avenue and Everett Street. When they arrived, officers contacted the victim, a 49-year-old man, who said that he had a confrontation with a man that frequents the area. The victim told officers that the suspect stabbed him once in the shoulder with a pair of scissors.

The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Hs name was not released.

Police describe the suspect as a white male in his late 30s, 6-feet tall, with a skinny build, dirty blonde hair, scruffy facial hair, wearing a black trench coat and walking a small black and white dog.

The first assault happened on Tuesday. According to police, at 6:48 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the MAX platform at Northwest 5th Avenue and Hoyt Street on the report of an assault. when they arrived, the officers contacted the victim, a 35-year-old male transient, who said that he was riding the Yellow Line MAX and got off the train at the Northwest 5th and Glisan stop. The victim claimed that three men followed him and attacked him, knocking him to the ground before leaving the area on foot.

The victim was transported to a local hospital to have his injuries examined. His name was not immediately released.

The only suspect information at this time is three white males in their 30s with ski jackets and backpacks.