Officers said three boys, ages 7, 11, and 12, were treated at the scene for exposure to pepper spray.
According to police, the mother and grandmother of the victims said a man rode his bike past the car, then doubled back and sprayed the kids with pepper spray while yelling a racial epithet. The three victims are African American.
Police said the victims described the man as a white or Hispanic male in his mid-20s, 5’9” tall, 160 pounds, wearing black clothing with a grey and black helmet. Officers were not able to locate the suspect.
The Portland Police Bureau said due to the nature of the report, a detective assigned to “bias crimes” is investigating. Learn more about bias crimes HERE.