PORTLAND — Portland police arrested a man in North Portland early Sunday after he dropped a switchblade while struggling with officers.
Sgt. Pete Simpson told KGW-TV that just after 12:30 a.m., officers saw 30-year-old Thomas Berry hiding in the bushes outside a dentist’s office.
Berry tried to punch an officer in the face when they confronted him. Simpson said that after a brief struggle, he dropped the knife and was taken into custody.
As Berry was being put in the patrol car, police say he kicked an officer in the chest.
They then looked around the building and found cut window screens and pry marks consistent with someone trying to break in.
Berry was booked into the Multnomah County jail on suspicion of attempted burglary, assault and criminal mischief.