Crime

Portland Man, 18, Charged With Assaulting US Marshal During Courthouse Protest

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An 18-year-old man in Portland has been charged with assaulting a federal officer with a dangerous weapon and willfully damaging government property after his explosive device allegedly blasted both of a deputy U. S. Marshal’s legs, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oregon.

Isaiah Jason Maza, Jr., removed plywood sheeting attached to the front of the building to protect its already damaged façade the morning on July 22, the attorney’s office said.

After pulling back the plywood, authorities said, Maza tried to kick in the window and then punched it with a metal object and then with an alleged hammer.

After the window was broken, Maza carried a cylindrical object and allegedly lit a fuse befor… (Read more)

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