PORTLAND - A Portland park ranger was hurt after a fall Sunday while trying to subdue a man armed with a knife in Forest Park.
Police said rangers tried to approach 50-year-old Patrick Gerard O'Donnell the the Wildwood Trail near NW Cornell Road earl in the afternoon after reports he exposed himself and harassed women who were hiking.
Police said O'Donnell pulled out a six-inch knife and tried to attack two rangers before they had a chance to talk to him. Portland park rangers are not armed.
O'Donnell and one of the rangers tumbled down a 70-foot steep embankment, police said. Both were taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
O'Donnell was in police custody at an area hospital.
Detectives asked anyone who had contact with O'Donnell in Forest Park or any information to call (503) 823-0451.Courtesy KGW.com