The man is accused of attacking a man and his daughter because he thought they were Japanese.
The victims, who came from California, were riding bikes along the Eastbank Esplanade when Dylan J. Kesterson made comments about his perception that they were of Japanese descent.
The 36-year-old man was hit in the head by Kesterson after he said something. He punched the girl in her bike helmet.
According to reports, witnesses in the area came to the aid of one another. Kesterson was arrested after walking away.
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The victims did not need to go to the hospital. The man's wife was riding a bike with him when the incident occurred.
The assault on the Eastbank Esplanade disgusted me. Mayor Ted Wheeler said in a statement that they will not tolerate this type of behavior in the community.
The commissioner apologized to the family in a statement. Everyone, especially children, should feel welcome in Portland, she said.
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I would like to apologize to our guests for the terrifying event. No one should have to fear for their safety while visiting or living here.
Kesterson was charged with one felony and two misdemeanor counts of bias crimes. He has been released and is due to be in court on Tuesday.
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