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Eugene police seek help identifying assault suspects from May riot

Investigators say the assault happened during rioting and looting on May 29.

Posted: Jun 26, 2020 12:30 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Investigators in Eugene are asking for help identifying people involved in looting and riots in late May.

The Eugene Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit released a video and pictures of suspects involved in the assault of a rideshare driver whose vehicle was damaged.

The incident happened late on May 29 and in the early morning hours of May 30.

Investigators said a rideshare driver with two passengers was stopped and blocked at the Washington Street on-ramp to eastbound I-105, surrounded by rioters, and then assaulted after her vehicle was also damaged.

The vehicle’s rear window was broken out and the exterior dented by people kicking and punching the vehicle. The two passengers fled. Police said the driver got out, was surrounded, punched in the face and stomach, and knocked to the ground. They said she ran back to her vehicle and was able to get in and leave. She was later taken to a local hospital and treated for injuries.

If anyone has tips in this case, or has any information about the identities of other people involved in crimes related to the riot, they are asked to contact 1-541-262-5388.

WARNING: The following video contains profanity that may be offensive to some viewers.

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