PORTLAND, Ore. – The Last on a stinging attack on a Portland, Oregon, light rail train that left two men dead. Authorities say the suspect aimed an anti-Muslim rant on two women. (all times are local):
The lone surviving victim of a triple stabbing on board a Portland light-rail train has been released from the hospital.
Micah Fletcher suffered a neck wound Friday after coming to the defense of two young women who were abused by a man before he allegedly stabbed Fletcher and two other men who died. One of the women was wearing a hijab.
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Julie Reed spokeswoman said Tuesday that the 21-year-old man was fired.
Fletcher is a local student and poet.
Back in high school, he won a whole city of Portland Public Schools poetry slam. In one of his poems, he spoke out against the prejudices faced by Muslims since the terrorist attacks of September. 11, 2001.
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The man police say fatally two other men who tried to protect young women from an anti-Muslim rant on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train makes his first appearance on the Tuesday-and the mayor of the city says that he hopes that the slaughter will inspire “changes in the political dialogue in this country.”
Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, faces two counts of felony aggravated murder and other charges.
The attack happened on Friday, the first day of Ramadan, the holiest time of the year for the Muslims. The authorities say that Christian began verbal abuse of two young women, one of whom is wearing a hijab. Three other men on the train intervened before the police, says Christian attacked, killing two and injuring.
President Donald Trump condemned the stitch, writing Monday on Twitter: “The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable. The victims stood up to hate and intolerance. Our prayers are w/ them.”
Mayor Ted Wheeler said he appreciated Trump’s words, but stressed the need for action. Wheeler urged the organizers to cancel a “Trump Free Speech Rally” in Portland, and other similar events next weekend, say that they are inappropriate and may be dangerous.