PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man accused of pointing a realistic-looking airsoft rifle at a photojournalist during a downtown Portland protest in August pleaded guilty to menacing.
Mark A. Lee was seen carrying a realistic-looking airsoft rifle while wearing camouflage and a military-style tactical vest following an event at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on August 8. Lee then called 911 to report he was being followed.
The 23-year-old was given 2 years probation. If he doesn’t violate that probation for a year, a felony charge of unlawful use of a weapons will be dropped.
As part of his probation, Lee will not be able to carry a gun or airsoft gun at any public gathering.