The Latest: Video shows racist tirade the day before the train attack

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Last fatal stab in Portland, Oregon (all times are local):

4:50 pm

Mobile video is the suspect in the deadly sting of two men in an anti-Muslim tirade against two young women on a Portland train on a racist tirade a day earlier.

The police Sgt. Pete Simpson confirmed Monday that a video of a passenger, posted by TV station KOIN shows Jeremy Joseph Christian, who is accused of murder and other counts in the Friday attack.

In the video that Thursday, Christian uses expletives as he rants about Muslims, Christians, and Jews. At one point, he threatened to stab the driver of the train. He has also revolted against the police and the taxes.

Simpson says police also are investigating an incident that day in which Christian and a black woman on the train, but not directly respond to emails seeking additional information.


2:20 pm

The mayor of Portland, Oregon, is an appeal to the federal government and the organisers of the cancellation of a ” Trump Free Speech Rally, and other events next weekend, after the fatal stabbing of two people, who are confronted with a man hurling racist comments at two young women on a train.

Mayor Ted Wheeler said Monday that the community is sad, and angry, and the rallies are inappropriate and may be dangerous. He says that his main concern is the participants come from to pedal a message of hate.”

Wheeler said that the three men who intervened in the train Friday were willing to give their lives to stand up for people they don’t know.

He says that he hopes that their actions inspire “changes in the political dialogue in this country” and that people in addition to their hatred and honor of the victims.


10:10 pm

The mother of one of the girls who was the target of a hate-filled rant against Muslims on a Portland train says she is overwhelmed by gratitude and sorrow for the aliens who were stabbed to death when she was her daughter’s defense.

Dyjuana Hudson posted a picture on her Facebook page of Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, saying: “thank you thank you thank you… you will always be our hero.”

The authorities say that Meche and Ricky John Best were killed Friday trying to stop Jeremy Joseph Christian, of harassing Hudson’s daughter, Destineé Mangum, and her friend. The friend was wearing a hijab.

Christian was arrested on suspicion of aggravated murder, intimidation, and felon in possession of a gun.


9:50 pm

President Donald Trump is a condemnation of the fatal stabbing of two good Samaritans trying to help two young women is the target of an anti-Muslim rant in Portland, Oregon.

Trump tweeted Monday: “The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable. The victims stood up to hate and intolerance. Our prayers are w/ them.”

The attacks came on a light rail train on the first day of Ramadan, the holiest time of the year for the Muslims.

The police identified the dead as 53-year-old Ricky John Best of Happy Valley, Oregon, and the 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche of Portland. Mayor Ted Wheeler said that the Best was an Army veteran and a city employee.

Police arrested Jeremy Joseph Christian in connection with the murders and say that they are looking for extremist ideology.


This post has been corrected to show that one of the women who are not Muslim.

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