On Sunday, October 9, at approximately 3:30 pm,near Hoffman Hall on the PSU campus, a female PSU student was confronted by an unknown male with a video camera who told her he was filming and asked her if she supported Donald Trump. The student indicated she did not want to discuss politics. The suspect became angry and when the student told him she was going to call the police,he pushed her and grabbed her cellphone, threw it on the ground and damaged it with his foot. As another student approached the suspect fled on foot eastbound towards Harrison Street. The victim was not injured.
The suspect is described as 30-40 years of age with short hair, clean shaven with a scarred complexion. He was wearing a green baseball hat, aviator sunglasses, and a brown jacket with patches.
If you have information on this incident call the Campus Public Safety Office at 503-725-4407 or Emergency 503-725-4404.
This information is being provided to keep the Portland State University campus informed.
Persons impacted by sexual or interpersonal violence can receive support services from the Women's Resource Center. Student Health and Counseling Services are available to students who may have been impacted by this incident. If you have non-emergency concerns regarding campus safety, contact Campus Public Safety at 503 725-4407.