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Downtown attack leads to bias crime charges
Second suspect sought in March 14 late-night incident
Portland police arrested a man for an anti-gay bias crime and other criminal activity on March 14.
A second suspect is still being sought.
Paul Anthony Martinson, 39, was charged with third-degree assault, first-degree intimidation and first-degree criminal mischief. He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail.
Martison and another man allegedly attacked two men who were holding hands near Southwest Third Avenue and Oak Street as the men walked toward the Silverado Bar and Nightclub around 11:20 p.m.
Police said Martinson allegedly yelled anti-gay slurs during the assault and also allegedly damaged a vehicle belonging to one of the victims.
Neither of the victims required hospitalization.
After the attack, Martinson and another man ran in different directions. Martinson was followed by Silverado security to Waterfront Park where he was arrested by Portland police at Southwest Naito Parkway and Morrison Street.
The other man sought in the case is white with short hair in his 20s to 30s, 5-foot-10 and weighing 160 pounds.