Mother to victims: 'You will always be our hero'


The deaths stunned the city, but also underscored nervousness about recent events, including a series of apparent hate crimes in the region and contentious public rallies that have drawn national attention.

"TriMet stands together with our community", the agency said in a statement.

Best died at the scene. He was released from the hospital Monday.

Prosecutors say the man charged with stabbing three men aboard a Portland light-rail train confessed while in the back seat of a patrol vehicle after his arrest.

Jeremy Joseph Christian was a man seething with rage.

Christian also called Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh a "TRUE PATRIOT".

Christian is facing two counts of aggravated murder, attempted murder, two counts of intimidation and possession of a restricted weapon by a felon.

His court-appointed attorney, Gregory Scholl, didn't immediately return a call. Authorities on Saturday, May 27, 2017 identified Christian as the suspect in the fatal stabbing of two people on. "But he's a nice person". "Like, I don't know what to do after that, you know".

"I'm healing. That's what I'm doing. As much as I can, in whatever way I can". Police say his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. According to witnesses, Christian approached 16-year-old Destinee Mangum and a Muslim friend of hers who was wearing a Muslim headdress.

The two men were killed after intervening.

"He never disrespected me", Clark said, but added that he changed after he got out of prison.

He made repeated outbursts in court.

Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, 23, and Rick Best, 53, were fatally stabbed Friday on a Portland, Oregon, train.

The man charged with stabbing three men on a Portland light-rail train told jailers that he has no income, no mental health issues and does not remember the last time he had a permanent address.

(Multnomah County Sheriff's Office via AP). Hall said his instincts kicked in and he went after the suspect.

Christian has three prior felonies.

Christian could face additional charges once prosecutors present the case to a grand jury, police said. Another man who stepped in was seriously injured.

In the video taken Thursday, Christian uses expletives as he rants about Muslims, Christians and Jews. The other was wearing a hijab. Michaels says the girls told her they had felt threatened.

He told jailers he has no permanent address.

The mayor of Portland, Oregon, on Monday urged US officials and organizers to cancel a "Trump Free Speech Rally" and other similar events, saying they are inappropriate and could be unsafe after two men were stabbed to death on a train as they tried to help a pair of young women targeted by an anti-Muslim tirade.

Meche's mother, Asha Deliverance, posted a photo of the memorial on Facebook on Monday with the caption: "This is the spot with my son passed away".

Deliverance says she is grieving but proud of her son's selfless action. Please condemn any acts of violence, which result directly from hate speech & hate groups.

One of the victims of the hate speech is sending her thanks to those who came to her defense, according to KPTV.

The lone man to survive Friday's stabbings says he's having a hard time processing what happened. One of the women was wearing a hijab. Michah Fletcher, a 21-year-old poet, survived although he sustained serious injuries.

Mulugeta Seraw was a student who came to the United States to attend college.

Back in high school, he won a citywide Portland Public Schools poetry slam.

It only took four days - four days! - but President Donald Trump finally extended his sympathies to victims of the murderous knife attack on a Portland, Ore., light-rail train by an alleged white supremacist.

Police have arrested Jeremy Joseph Christian in connection with the killings and say they're looking at his extremist ideology.

"The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable", he tweeted Monday morning. The victims were standing up to hate and intolerance. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the heroes in Portland and the loved ones they left behind".

Mayor Ted Wheeler said he appreciated Trump's words but stressed the need for action.