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Corbett man, two others injured in Government Island stabbing


36-year-old arrested and charged for alleged stabbing

CullenA Wilsonville man faces three counts of first-degree felony assault in connection to the stabbings of three men at a party on Government Island early Saturday morning, July 5.

Brandon Richard Cullen, 36, was booked into jail Saturday afternoon, said Lt. Travis Gullberg, spokesman for the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. His bail was set at $750,000.

Police identified the three victims as Jordan Escudero, 18, of Vancouver, Wash., Tyler Thompson, 19, of Boring, and Alan Robert Marlin, 30, of Corbett.

A fight had broken out around 1:45 a.m. on the west end of Government Island, authorities said.

About 1,000 people were partying to music provided by a DJ when police arrived.

The Port of Portland Fire, Portland Fire & Rescue, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office River Patrol, and officers from the Portland, Gresham, Troutdale and Fairview police departments all responded to deal with the large crowd.

After navigating the crowd, they found the three wounded victims, all of whom had been stabbed multiple times, authorities said.

The victims were taken by boat off the island and then by ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.

Two men were listed in stable condition while the third suffered serious injuries. No further information was available.

Witnesses told police the suspect had fled into the crowd. Officers swept the island and eventually took Cullen into custody.

Alcohol was a contributing factor in the incident, said Lt. Steve Alexander, spokesman for the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation is ongoing, he said.