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Police: Occupy Portland Protestor Spit In Guard’s Face

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Mug shot of Richard Hernandez. (credit: Portland Police Bureau)

Mug shot of Richard Hernandez. (credit: Portland Police Bureau)

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PORTLAND, Ore. (CBS Seattle) – An Occupy Portland protestor was arrested for allegedly spitting in the face of a security guard during a demonstration.

Richard Hernandez, 46, was arrested Sunday afternoon on accusations that he spit in the face of a security guard at Pioneer Place.

According to police, Hernandez began demonstrating with Occupy Portland around 2 p.m. Sunday. Soon thereafter, the alleged incident took place. Police have yet to release any more details concerning the incident.

Hernandez has been charged with resisting arrest, harassment, and interfering with a police officer. He was booked into Multnomah County Jail on $6,500 bond.

Messages left by CBS Seattle to Portland Police and Occupy Portland were not immediately returned.

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