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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