Stabbing Suspect Arrested

Portland, Or. – Updated 7:00 AM

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 6:09 p.m., North Precinct Officers received an anonymous tip that the suspect in the stabbing incident involving an off-duty Portland Fire & Rescue Lieutenant was in the area of the 5900 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Boulevard. Officers arrived in the area and located 30 year-old Carroll McClendon. He was arrested without incident.
McClendon was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Assault II and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.
Assault Detectives continue to work on this case and if anyone has further information to provide, contact Detective Shaye Samora at 503-823-0768 / or Detective Jeff Sharp at 503-823-9773 / [email protected]


Portland police have identified the man accused of stabbing an off duty Portland firefighter. He is 30 year old Carroll McClendon. He’s an African American male who’s about 5 feet 8 inches tall and about 160 pounds. Police say he should be considered dangerous and likely armed with a knife.
Detectives believe he does not have a fixed address and is most often either downtown or in inner SE Portland. If you see him, you are asked to call 9-1-1.

The off duty firefighter was stabbed Saturday night at the Kingston Bar and Grill. His name has not been released and the Portland Fire Fighters Union has asked for privacy for the lieutenant and his family. He is at home recovering from his wounds.