Naked man accused of attacking Ore. hunter, mentioned Sasquatch

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by Associated Press and KGW.com Staff

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 5:14 PM

HILLSBORO, Ore. -- A naked man was arrested after attacking a hunter south of U.S. Highway 26 near Manning, Ore. Thursday, police said.

The hunter, 58-year-old Jeff McDonald of Manning, suffered head and shoulder injuries, but managed to hold his attacker at gunpoint until deputies arrived, according to Sgt. Bob Ray of the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

The alleged attacker, 20-year-old Linus Norgren of Banks, Ore., said something about Sasquatch before the attack, Ray said.

Norgren then jumped on McDonald, struck him repeatedly with a rock and tried to strangle him, Ray said. McDonald was in and out of consciousness during the attack, his daughter told KGW.

She said Norgren stopped attacking for a moment and McDonald grabbed his rifle. He held his attacker at gunpoint and called police.

McDonald was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where he was listed in fair condition Friday morning.

Norgren was taken to the Washington County Jail after receiving treatment for a broken finger. He was scheduled to appear in court Friday morning.

"It is not known what provoked Mr. Norgren to launch his attack or why he was undressed," Ray said.

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