Officers got a call about a man trying to grab the child, who had been walking with his father in the area of The Fields Park off Northwest 11th Avenue and Northwest Overton Street.
The Portland Police Bureau has shared surveillance footage of the attempted abduction as investigators seek help from the community to identify the suspect.
Video shows the man picking up the child before the father pushes the man away and frees his son. Sources say the father fought off the man who tried to kidnap his 6-year-old son on the Pearl District sidewalk Tuesday afternoon; the man then ran off. The father and son, who have not been identified by police, were not hurt.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, aged 20 to 30, about 5-foot-1 to 5-foot-3, heavyset with dark hair. Police said he was wearing a black hoodie, “white wash jeans,” black and white shoes and a grey beanie with a ball on top.
Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous. Police are asking anyone who saw what happened or has video or photographs to contact them.