PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former University of Portland employee has been accused of assaulting a current staff member.
Authorities say Patrick Ell , 52, attacked the university’s Associate Vice President of Student Development, Matthew Rygg, in an altercation off-campus Friday night. Police said the incident happened around 9:30 p.m. in a residential area.
Ell was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on an assault charge but was released on bail the following day. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney.
According to an email sent to UP students and staff obtained by KOIN, the university issued a no trespass order to Ell — barring him from university property and events. The email also listed various university resources for any student or staff member upset by the incident.