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Police officers, suspect tangle during arrest

Cory Allan Peterson.Two Portland police officers and a 37-year-old man were slightly injured Friday morning during a scuffle after officers tried to take the man into custody.

No one was seriously injured in the incident.

Police said Cory Allan Peterson will be arraigned Monday, June 15, in Multnomah County Circuit Court on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of a restricted weapon, deliver of methamphetamine, delivery of hydrocodone, identity theft (four counts), first-degree possession of a forged instrument and resisting arrest. Peterson also had an outstanding parole violation.

The incident began at about 10:41 a.m. June 12, when East Precinct officers responded to a Jiffy Lube at Northeast 108th Avenue and Halsey Street, where employees said a man was trying to pass a bad check. The first officer arrested Peterson and began to search him down for weapons. The officer discovered a handgun and two knives in Peterson's possession. Peterson began to struggle with the officer and was taken into custody after additional officers arrived, assisted by passersby.

Two officers and Peterson suffered minor injuries during the struggle. Peterson was treated and released from a Portland hospital and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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