Attacker slashes man’s neck with box cutter in Old Town


Police have launched a search for the suspect

A Portland police vehicle behind a police line. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man was slashed in the neck with a box cutter Thursday afternoon in Portland’s Old Town district, police said.

The attack happened at about 3:45 p.m. in the 500 block of NW Broadway. Portland police said the attacker had left the area by the time officers arrived.

A man was found at the scene with serious injuries and was taken to a hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

Anyone with information about the stabbing should call 503.823.3333 to speak with police.

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