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Police investigate possible ride-share bias crime

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The driver was injured, but not to a life-threatening extent.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The driver of a ride-share vehicle was assaulted by a passenger who made comments about the driver’s gender identity on Friday.

Police responded to the assault call at Southwest 18th Avenue and Southwest Salmon Street around 10 p.m. that night.

The driver was injured, but not to a life-threatening extent.

Police are continuing this investigation and encourage any community member who has been a victim of any bias crime to contact law enforcement.

KOIN 6 News will update this story as soon as possible.

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