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On September 24, 2018, Beaverton Police officers arrested 52-year-old Thomas Ray after he harassed a train operator at Beaverton Transit Center and assaulted an officer.
At 9:47 p.m. on September 24th, Beaverton Police officers responded to Beaverton Transit Center regarding Mr. Ray who harassed a train operator. Prior to officers’ arrival, Mr. Ray left on a bus and subsequently caused a disturbance on that bus. The bus stopped at SW Lombard/SW Canyon due to the disturbance Mr. Ray was causing.
The first officer arrived on scene and was speaking to Mr. Ray in the parking lot of Natural Foods Grocer. As a second officer approached, Mr. Ray assaulted the first officer, to the extent, the officer needed medical attention. Mr. Ray continued to resist arrest as more officers arrived. Mr. Ray was finally taking into custody and transported to Washington County Jail.
The first officer was taken to a local hospital and later released. The full extent of the officer’s injuries will not be known until a later date. Another officer suffered minor injuries during the incident.
Mr. Ray was charged with Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Assault in the Fourth Degree, Interfering with a Police Officer, Harassment and Interfering with Public Transportation.