Conservative journalist, 25, is stabbed in the back during Portland protests in horrific video and claims he was targeted because he supports Donald Trump

A videographer who was knifed in the back during protests in downtown Portland claims he was targeted because of his conservative activism.   
Shocking video captured the moment Andrew Duncomb, 25, was stabbed while he was out filming footage of protests by Portland's Mark O Hatfield federal courthouse early Saturday morning. 
Duncomb, who is black and a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, told Oregon Live he had traveled to the city from Northern California because he wanted to offer a more complete view of the situation than what has been portrayed in the mainstream media. 
Over the past several weeks photos and videos have emerged of federal troops using aggressive tactics like tear gas and pepper balls to break up crowds of protesters who repeatedly tried to breach a fence surrounding the protest.  
'My main goal was to show that it wasn't just the feds creating the problems,' he said. 
But Duncomb's trip took a very unexpected turn when he was attacked hours after he arrived on Friday.  
Now he says: 'I was stabbed for being a conservative journalist.' 

Andrew Duncomb (pictured) was knifed in the back during a protest in Portland last weekend in what he claims was a targeted attack because he's a conservative journalist
Andrew Duncomb (pictured) was knifed in the back during a protest in Portland last weekend in what he claims was a targeted attack because he's a conservative journalist
Shocking video captured the moment Duncomb, 25, was stabbed while he was out filming footage of protests by Portland's Mark O Hatfield federal courthouse early Saturday morning
Shocking video captured the moment Duncomb, 25, was stabbed while he was out filming footage of protests by Portland's Mark O Hatfield federal courthouse early Saturday morning
Duncomb has built an impressive online following with the videos he films of demonstrations and other political events under the moniker 'Black Rebel'.  
He believes that people familiar with his work - which frequently features staunch defenses of conservative causes - had alerted activists that he would be at the Portland protest soon after he arrived.  
He said that he and a few friends that were with him noticed a group of people was trailing them just before 2.30am on Saturday.  
After traveling a several blocks with the people still on their tail, Duncomb said he handed his camera to a friend before he decided to confront one of the men in the group.
In the video obtained by Oregon Live that friend is heard saying: 'Someone's stalking us,' as Duncomb is seen walking up to the man, whose face was obscured by a respirator and goggles.  
'Hey buddy, why are you following us?' Duncomb says as he approaches the man from behind and places his arm around the man's shoulder. 
A split-second later the man is seen thrusting a knife into Duncomb's lower back without saying a word as Duncomb falls backward and shouts: 'Ow!' 
Video shows Duncomb (left) placing his arm around a man he believed was stalking him (right) and saying: 'Hey buddy, why are you following us?'
Video shows Duncomb (left) placing his arm around a man he believed was stalking him (right) and saying: 'Hey buddy, why are you following us?'
A split-second later the man is seen thrusting a knife into Duncomb's lower back without saying a word as Duncomb falls backward and shouts: 'Ow!'
A split-second later the man is seen thrusting a knife into Duncomb's lower back without saying a word as Duncomb falls backward and shouts: 'Ow!'
The suspect, identified as 43-year-old Blake David Hampe, looks toward Duncomb as his friends shout: 'Did you just stab him?'
The suspect, identified as 43-year-old Blake David Hampe, looks toward Duncomb as his friends shout: 'Did you just stab him?'
'The adrenaline just soared through me,' Duncomb recounted. 
'I had a can of bear mace and a knife on me, too. But I didn't want to endanger innocent bystanders.' 
Blake David Hampe, 43, (pictured) was arrested and charged for attacking Duncomb
Blake David Hampe, 43, (pictured) was arrested and charged for attacking Duncomb
He was then transported to a hospital, where he learned the blade had come within inches of his spinal cord.  
The knife-wielding man, identified in court records as 43-year-old Blake David Hampe, was arrested by police at the scene. 
Hampe was charged with second-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon and is now being held in jail on $250,000 bond. 
A probable cause affidavit quotes Hampe as telling investigators that Duncomb had 'set up' on him and tried to choke him, though that version of events was not supported by the video.  
Duncomb maintains that the attack was planned - but says it isn't going to deter him from continuing his coverage when his wound heals.   
'I'm not going to let them intimidate me for going back out,' he said. 
'I wasn't meant to die. It wasn't my time to go.'
Duncomb said the incident won't stop him from covering demonstrations and sharing his conservative views in the future. The 25-year-old videographer is pictured at a march in DC
Duncomb said the incident won't stop him from covering demonstrations and sharing his conservative views in the future. The 25-year-old videographer is pictured at a march in DC
Duncomb spoke out about the incident on Wednesday, which marked the 63rd consecutive night of protests in Portland.  
It came as the Trump administration and Oregon leaders declared victory after it was announced that federal agents would finally begin withdrawing from the city - though it remains unclear whether that agreement will reduce tensions. 
Oregon Gov Kate Brown said Wednesday agents with US Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement will begin pulling out of the city's downtown area on Thursday, but Acting Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf wouldn't specify where they would go. 
He insisted a federal presence would remain in Portland until the Trump administration was assured the agreement was working and the Oregon State Police was sufficiently protecting federal property.
Many demonstrators are peaceful, but smaller numbers have thrown fireworks, flares, rocks and ball bearings at federal agents, used green lasers to blind them and spread graffiti over the face of the Mark O Hatfield Federal Courthouse.
President Donald Trump earlier this month sent federal authorities as protests against racial injustice increasingly targeted US government property, including the stately courthouse in downtown Portland. 
The deployment appeared to have the opposite effect, reinvigorating demonstrations with a new focus: getting rid of the federal presence.
The de-escalation plan calls for the US Marshals Service and Federal Protective Service agents to remain inside a fence set up around the federal courthouse, along with some state police, to keep protesters out. State police will also be outside the fence to keep protesters back.
'I want to be clear about this, the entire DHS law enforcement presence in Portland will remain in Portland, whether they're staying inside the courthouse, next door or a different location.' 
Duncomb spoke out about the incident on Wednesday, the 63rd consecutive night of protests in Portland. Pictured: Crowds gather outside the Multnomah County Justice Center
Duncomb spoke out about the incident on Wednesday, the 63rd consecutive night of protests in Portland. Pictured: Crowds gather outside the Multnomah County Justice Center
Demetria Hester leads the Moms For Black Lives Matter march towards the Multnomah County Justice Center on Wednesday evening
Demetria Hester leads the Moms For Black Lives Matter march towards the Multnomah County Justice Center on Wednesday evening
Healthcare workers march through the Chinook Land Autonomous Territory outside the Multnomah County Justice Center in support of Black Lives Matter on Wednesday
Healthcare workers march through the Chinook Land Autonomous Territory outside the Multnomah County Justice Center in support of Black Lives Matter on Wednesday



Conservative journalist, 25, is stabbed in the back during Portland protests in horrific video and claims he was targeted because he supports Donald Trump Conservative journalist, 25, is stabbed in the back during Portland protests in horrific video and claims he was targeted because he supports Donald Trump Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 02:01 Rating: 5

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