9 pepper-sprayed on TriMet bus

Crime

Man arrested

Aaron Locust. (MCSO)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man was arrested after pepper-spraying nine people on board a TriMet bus on Saturday.

Portland Police say they arrived at SE 82nd Ave and Lambert Street at 9 a.m. on Saturday after reports of a man using pepper spray on a bus.

The man, 31-year-old Aaron Locust, fled the area but was later found at a restaurant nearby and arrested. He took off his seatbelt during his transport to jail and tried to get away but officers held him down.

Three officers suffered minor injuries in the scuffle.

He faces charges of assault, interfering with public transportation, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, escape and criminal mischief.

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