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The Latest: Oregon train killing suspect has a criminal record

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Latest on a stabbing at a Portland, Oregon, the train that left two dead (all times are local):

9:45 pm

The 35-year-old Oregon man has been identified by the authorities in the fatal stabbing of two people at a Portland light-rail train has a criminal record that includes positions in the prison.

Court records by The Associated Press Saturday show that Jeremy Joseph Christian was sentenced for theft, kidnapping, and a cargo of weapons in 2002.

Christian is being held in the Multnomah County Jail on suspicion of aggravated murder and attempted murder.

Police say two people died Friday and another was injured in the stabbing after a man yelled racist comments at two young women who appeared to be Muslim, one of whom was wearing a hijab.

The police said that before the stabbing the opponent on the train was ranting about a range of topics, with the help of “incitement to hatred or biased language.”

A person is dead at the scene and the other died in a hospital. The third person was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Autopsies are expected later on Saturday.

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8:25 pm

Authorities on Saturday identified a 35-year-old Portland man as the suspect in the fatal stabbing of two people at a Portland light-rail train in Oregon.

Jeremy Joseph Christian is being held in the Multnomah County Jail on suspicion of aggravated murder and attempted murder.

Police say two people died Friday and another was injured in the stabbing after a man yelled racist comments at two young women who appeared to be Muslim, one of whom was wearing a hijab.

The police said that before the stabbing the opponent on the train was ranting about a range of topics, with the help of “incitement to hatred or biased language.”

A person is dead at the scene and the other died in a hospital. The third person was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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