Federal Officer Struck With Hammer During Portland Protests: Then The Court Release Seven

A Portland, Oregon, police officer was struck in the head and shoulder with a hammer during a protest-turned-riot outside a courthouse in the early hours of Saturday morning, the city’s police bureau said. The Portland Police Bureau said in a press release Sunday the incident happened after a demonstration that began Friday night outside the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse turned violent. Officers responded to reports that an individual was attempting to break down a door of the federal courthouse with a hammer, the city’s bureau said in a statement on Twitter. The subject armed with a hammer “deliberately” struck an officer in the head and shoulder with the tool, police said. The condition of the officer is not clear. “Federal Officers reporting a subject was breaking down a door of the Federal Courthouse with a hammer creating a hole in the door. Officers came out and one was…

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