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Kids Pepper-sprayed In NE Portland

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are investigating, after a man pepper-sprayed three children who were inside a car in Northeast Portland.  The kids, aged seven, eleven, and 13, told officers a man on a bicycle rode by their car on Northeast 9th Avenue and sprayed the substance in their faces while yelling a racial slur.  The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic man in his mid-20s, five-feet-nine, and weighing 160 pounds.  A police Bias Crimes detective is investigating the attack as a possible hate crime against African Americans.

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