Police: Two boys stabbed each other during crash in Northeast Portland

Police responded to a crash and found two occupants of the vehicle had stabbed each other at the scene on July 6, 2018. KATU photo

PORTLAND, Ore. – Police say two boys stabbed each other during an argument after crashing a vehicle in Northeast Portland shortly after midnight Friday.

Officers responded to a report of the crash in the 400 block of Northeast 143rd Avenue at 12:16 a.m.

When they arrived at the scene, officers found a white Chevrolet Impala that had crashed into multiple parked vehicles, mailboxes, and a fence.

As officers investigated, they found two juvenile males with stab wounds near the scene of the crash.

Police say three people were in the vehicle when it crashed.

Based on information at the crash scene, officers believe they were driving north on Northeast 143rd Avenue when they crashed. After the crash, the two boys began arguing and stabbed each other after one of the boys grabbed a knife.

The third occupant of the vehicle was not injured.

The boys were taken to a hospital by ambulance and are expected to survive their injuries.

Detectives will continue investigating the incident. Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Assault Detail at 503-823-0479.

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