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Portland train rider yells hateful slurs, stabs and kills two

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/27/17, 01:08 pm

Police arrested a 35-year-old Portland man on murder charges in the stabbing deaths of two people on a light-rail train Friday. The suspect, Jeremy Joseph Christian, allegedly ranted against a “variety of ethnicities and religions,” police said. Some of the speech was directed at two female passengers, one of whom appeared to be wearing a hijab, according to police. At least two other passengers attempted to calm the suspect, who attacked them with a knife. Two people died, and a third person is being treated for non–life threatening injuries. Police are attempting to contact the two female passengers, who left the train after the incident.

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  • Steve SoCal
    Posted: Mon, 05/29/2017 01:15 am

    What a sad story, but also heartening that Americans will still stand up on behalf of innocent people being bullied and threatened.  I am so sorry for the loss to the families of those who intervened.  It's too bad there was nobody armed who could have dealt with the situation before any innocent loss of life.

  •  austinbeartux's picture
    Posted: Mon, 05/29/2017 07:32 am

    100% agree

  • Roger in Wisconsin
    Posted: Wed, 05/31/2017 02:13 pm

    Some news media has been saying this murderer is a Trump supporter but Fox News says his Facebook postings identify him as a Bernie Sanders supporter. Do you have any clarification?