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Man accused of yelling racial slurs at black woman

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man was arrested Monday morning after police said officers caught him yelling racial slurs at a black woman.

Portland police said officers were patrolling near SW 10th Avenue and Jefferson Street when they heard a disturbance. The woman was walking away from the Portland Streetcar and the man was running after her, yelling slurs.

Bias crimes detectives interviewed witnesses and the victim and arrested 39-year-old Ian Edward Schmidt for menacing and 2nd-degree intimidation. 

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