SALEM, Ore. -- The Oregon State Police is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the person involved in the unlawful use of a weapon at the Oregon State Capitol.
On Dec. 21, an unidentified person threw a device, similar to a tear gas canister, into a crowd of police officers and citizens at the Capitol building. The device emitted smoke and a gas irritant.
Investigators located video footage of the individual and captured the attached still photos of the suspect immediately after the canister was thrown.
The person appears to be a white male, with brown hair and a short stocky/heavy build.
If anyone recognizes this individual or has information related to this event, please call the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at 1-800-442-0776 or *OSP.