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Posted on: May 9, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Police Seek Public's Help Identifying Man Who Threatened People at Islamic Center


Eugene Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify a man who threatened attendees at the Islamic Center, 1856 W. Broadway, on May 8 at 6:10 p.m. The man appeared just after prayers and while there made threats to kill attendees. Police responded to look for the suspect, who is described as a white male, clean shaven, about 5’9” to 5’10” tall, weighing 190 pounds and last seen wearing a black bike helmet, black sunglasses, blue tank top, grey cargo shorts, and carrying a green military-style backpack. He was riding a white mountain bike.

Two officers conducted an area check last night during the prayers and met with worshippers. Following the incident, EPD has directed officers to patrol the area around the center.

The man in the photo is urged to contact Detective Curtis Newell at 541.682.5174 for follow-up regarding this incident.

If there is anyone with information or who knows the identity of man in the photo, they are asked to contact Detective Curtis Newell at 541.682.5174.

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