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Proud Boys member Tusitala 'Tiny' Toese arrested

Toese, who has been involved in brawls at clashing protests in Portland, fled to Samoa after being indicted for allegedly assaulting a man in June 2018.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A right-wing extremist who rose to prominence for fighting in Portland during political protests and fled the Pacific Northwest after being indicted on felony assault charges has been arrested.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the U.S. Marshals Service detained 23-year-old Tusitala "Tiny" Toese at the Portland International Airport around 10:30 p.m. Friday.

That's according to Brent Weisberg, a spokesman for the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.

Toese was later booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a pair of outstanding warrants.

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Credit: Multnomah County Jail
Tusitala 'Tiny' Toese

Toese, who is 6-foot-4 and 265 pounds, gained notoriety as a member of the right-wing groups Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys who fought left-wing activists and others during demonstrations in Portland.

He is scheduled to appear Monday morning in Multnomah County Circuit Court, Weisberg said.