Black conservative journalist, Trump supporter stabbed by known pedophile at protest in Portland

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PORTLAND, OR– During another weekend of unrest in downtown Portland, a videographer was stabbed in the early morning hours of July 25th. 

According to the Portland Police Bureau (PPB), a crowd gathered outside the federal courthouse for what began as a peaceful protest. However, at around 11 p.m., the protest turned violent with people shaking the fence around the federal courthouse and throwing fireworks. 

The police said that hundreds of people remained along the fence, attempting to pull it or push it in an attempt to break it down. Some even attempted to cut it down using power tools that they brought with them to the protest.

According to police, many people in the crowd were armed with gas masks, shields, leaf blowers, power tools, fireworks, and lasers.

Hours later, at around 2:30 a.m., police received word that an individual was stabbed. The victim, since identified as Andrew Duncomb, 25, said that he was stabbed for being a conservative journalist. Duncomb films demonstrations and other political events under the nickname, “Black Rebel.”

Duncomb, a Black man and a vocal supporter of President Trump, told Oregon Live that he had traveled to Portland from his home in Northern California, to document the nightly protests outside the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse and Justice Center.

He said in a statement:

“My main goal was to show that it wasn’t just the feds creating the problems.”

According to Duncomb, the trouble started just before 2:30 a.m. on July 25th, when a group began trailing him and a few of his friends for several blocks. He said that eventually he handed his video camera to a friend and decided to confront one of the men from the group. The incident was recorded on his video camera.

In the video, as Duncomb approaches the man who wore a respirator, goggles, and a pair of brown Carhart overalls, one of his friends can be heard saying:

“Someone’s stalking us.”

Duncomb says as he approaches the man from behind and wraps his arm around the man’s shoulder:

“Hey buddy, why are you following us?”

Immediately, without saying a word, the man stabs Duncomb. According to Duncomb, the knife entered his back between his rib cage and hip, just inches from his spinal cord.

He said:

“The adrenaline just soared through me. I had a can of bear mace and a knife on me too, but I didn’t want to endanger innocent bystanders.”

Police and paramedics responded to the incident. Duncomb was given first aid at the scene and then transported to OHSU Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries. He was released on July 26th.  One suspect, since identified as Blake David Hampe, 43, was arrested at the scene by police. 

According to a probable cause affidavit, Hampe told police that Duncomb had “set up” on him and tried to choke him. Currently, Hampe faces charges of second-degree assault, a Measure 11 crime, and unlawful use of a weapon.

He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center where he has a pending $250,000 bond.

Andy Ngo, editor-at-large at the Post Millennial, shared a video on Twitter showing Hampe’s arrest. Ngo’s post also claimed that Hampe had previously faced child pornography charges and alleged ties to Antifa. Both have not yet been validated by officials.

Back in 2008, Bangor Daily News reported a man named Blake D. Hampe, 30, was convicted of child pornography possession and sentenced to 41 months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release. However, this has yet to be confirmed as the same Hampe who was arrested in this stabbing.

Duncomb said he is slowly recovering and hopes to return to covering protests soon.

He said in a statement:

“I wasn’t meant to die. It wasn’t my time to go. I’m not going to let them intimidate me for going back out.”

According to PPB, while investigating the stabbing, they gave public address announcements to people in the crowd ordering them to stay back while officers conducted their investigation.

PPB said in a news release:

“Police attempted to create a crime scene, but were unable to due to the aggressive crowd behavior and lack of community cooperation.”

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