Portland protester charged for attacking US Marshal with hammer
A Portland protester is facing federal charges for attacking a US Marshal with a hammer in a brazen, caught-on-camera nighttime attack, prosecutors said.
Harrowing video shows Jacob Michael Gaines, 23, wielding a hammer as he waits outside a door to the federal courthouse in downtown Portland around 1 a.m. Saturday.
As Marshals begin pouring out the exit, Gaines allegedly bashes a deputy several times before he’s tackled to the ground and arrested.
The deputy was struck three times with the hammer in the shoulder, neck and back but otherwise dodged serious injury, Oregon US Attorney Billy Williams said.
Gaines, who is from Texas but currently live... (Read more)