Man shouting 'anti-everything slurs' kills 2 in Portland, police say

Police identified the suspect as 35-year-old Jeremy Joseph Christian of North Portland. The suspect then attacked the men, stabbing three, before leaving the train, police said.

A vigil is planned at the Hollywood Transit Center on Saturday night.

In a February 2016 post, he wrote: "I'm sure most of you don't remember but the American Nazi Party was taking care of a stretch of highway in OR about 10 years ago until ODOT took down their sign". He has not as yet been charged with a hate crime but does face multiple charges.

A man facing charges for murder after police say he stabbed and killed two people and injured another on a MAX train has a history of run-ins with law enforcement and is a self-proclaimed white supremacist.

"It's horrific. There's no other word to describe what happened today", Simpson said.

Portland police said one man was found suffering from traumatic injuries and first responders attempted to save his life, but he died at the scene.

Christian, the assailant on the train, was ranting on many topics, using "hate speech or biased language", according to a statement from police.

Khan said that "Of course people from the Muslim community are concerned". The court documents did not say why the charges were voided.

Neither of the two women were harmed.

Jeremy Joseph Christian 35 of North Portland was booked on several charges
Jeremy Joseph Christian 35 of North Portland was booked on several charges

The alternative weekly published photos and video of Christian at a "March for Free Speech" on April 29, to which he brought a baseball bat.

The article included video clips of a man wearing a metal chain around his neck and draped in an American flag shouting "I'm a nihilist!"

The mayor of Portland, Oregon, hailed as "heroes" two men who were stabbed to death trying to protect two women police say were the target of an anti-Muslim rant by a man on a light-rail train - a crime that shocked this city that prides itself on its tolerance.

"There is too much hatred in the world right now and far too much violence".

Mayor Ted Wheeler called all of the victims "heroes".

ABC News has not been able to independently confirm whether the Facebook page belongs to the Jeremy Christian who was arrested in Portland in connection with Friday's stabbings.

The Mercury also reports that Christian has a criminal record going back to 2002, when he was convicted of first-degree robbery and second-degree kidnapping, in addition to a conviction for using a unsafe weapon from 2002. At the time, the attorney suspected the onset of mental health problems.

"I'll remember this case forever because it made no sense", he told The AP in a phone interview.

  • Carolyn Briggs