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Man stabs co-worker at Corvallis construction job, police say

Police say witnesses jumped in to help and zip-tied the attacker's hands before officers arrived on scene.

Posted: Oct 5, 2021 12:15 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- When Corvallis police arrived to the scene of a stabbing on Monday, they found the suspect with his hands zip-tied behind his back.

It started at about noon on the 2800 block of NW Deer Run Place where Heber Gonzalez, 25, of Hillsboro was working with a construction crew on a concrete driveway. The new addition to the crew allegedly grabbed a folding knife and stabbed his co-worker in the chest.

Police said when the victim tried to get away, Gonzalez went after him, grabbed a 6-foot metal pole and hit the victim twice, bending the pole. The victim tackled Gonzalez to the ground where witnesses jumped in to help, using a zip-tie to restrain him, police added.

Gonzalez allegedly threatened to kill the victim and anyone who helped him.

Officers arrived to the scene and found Gonzalez on the ground. The victim was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment and he is medically stable at this time.

Gonzalez was taken to the Benton County Jail on charges of second-degree assault, second-degree unlawful use of a weapon, coercion, menacing and second-degree disorderly conduct.

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