Police say two homeless people assaulted by a group of teens

PORTLAND, Ore. – Two homeless people were attacked by a group of teenagers Thursday night, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

The attack happened at about 8 p.m. near Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Clackamas Street.

Police are still looking for the suspects.

Police said the victims, a man and a woman, and another homeless woman, had a brief conversation with the group of teens as they were walking down the street, but there was no confrontation at that time. It wasn’t until the groups separated that police said one of the teens suddenly shoved one the homeless women for no reason. She fell to the ground.

The homeless man came to her defense and was hit by one of the other teens, police said. The teens then ran away.

The two homeless people did not need medical attention, police said.

The teens are described to be African Americans between the ages of 13 and 20. Police said the boy who shoved the homeless woman was described as being 13 years old, 5 feet tall, chunky and had a short afro. He was wearing a blue T-shirt and carrying a black backpack.

Anyone with information about this group of teens is asked to contact North Precinct at (503) 823-5700.