Mom of slain Portland light-rail train passenger writes Trump

Portland police said two men were killed and another was wounded after a man now being held allegedly starting yelling hate speech toward two women, one of whom was wearing a hijab.

Jeremy Christian, a 35-year-old known locally as a white supremacist, was scheduled to be arraigned on charges that include aggravated murder.

"All I know is I was in the right place at the right time and knew what needed to be done just to get him to stay alive", Knipe told KATU. "That's what liberalism gets you".

Christian also yelled "death to the enemies of America" and "death to antifa". "We will never feel the pain you are feeling we know that, but we are desperate to do something", said Shahriar Ahmed, the President of the Balil Masjid Mosque in Beaverton.

Jeremy Joseph Christian made his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon. "You hear me? Die", he shouted in the courtroom, flanked by two deputies. "So as I'm praying with him, I tell him he's a attractive man", Macy said. He is charged with two cases of aggravated murder, one case of attempted murder, two cases of second-degree intimidation (threatening a person due to their race, color, religion or sexual orientation) and one case of felony possession of a restricted weapon.

A day before the attack, cellphone video confirmed by police Sgt. Pete Simpson shows Christian using expletives as he rants about Muslims, Christians and Jews on a train. "I'm so sorry the world is so cruel, '" Macy said.

Jeremy Joseph Christian was a man seething with rage.

He told us to go back to Saudi Arabia and he told us we shouldn't be here, to get out of his country.

Choked with emotion, Destinee Mangum thanked the three strangers who stood up to a man hurling abuse at her and a friend on a tram in Portland, Oregon. They fearlessly risked their lives for two young women who were threatened by an act of bigotry & terror.

(AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus). A heart-shaped wreath covered with positive messages hangs on a traffic light pole at a memorial for two bystanders who were stabbed to death Friday, while trying to stop a man who was yelling anti-Muslim slurs and acting ag.

Christian stumbled, but regained his feet and said "hit me again", as Fletcher told him to get off the train, prosecutors say.

Following the tragic stabbing on a MAX train in Portland that left two people dead and another injured, the online community stepped up in a big way, raising more than $1 million to help the families of the three victims.

President Donald Trump tweeted that last week's attack was "unacceptable".

Two people, 53-year-old Ricky John Best and 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, were killed in the incident.

The third hero, Micah David-Cole Fletcher, survived with knife wounds described as serious but not life-threatening.

According to the affidavit, Christian entered the train at 4:19 p.m. Friday.

"I urge them to ask their supporters to stay away from Portland", Wheeler said, according to "I was right behind him".

Police say they'll examine what appears to be Christian's extremist ideology.

Videos have surfaced showing Christian at various events shouting at people, at one point saying the N-word, as police officers separated him from others.

Best's funeral has been set for Monday, June 5 at 10 Christ the King Church in Milwaukie, the Catholic Sentinel reported.

  • Larry Hoffman