Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Cops Say Incident Wasn’t Gay-Bashing

Portland police say they have no reason to believe that an incident that occurred on Winter Street on Thanksgiving night was an assault.

According to police, they were called to assist a 42-year-old man who was laid out on the sidewalk and had suffered a head injury. The man, who police say was intoxicated, was transported to Mercy Hospital, where he was also found to have a fractured hip.

Police said that the man told them that he was at a party prior to the incident and does not know what happened to him.

They said that a friend of the man started an email campaign charging that the incident was a bias crime, but police have made no arrest and have no suspects.


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