Man slits throats of Max Train passengers

Banks, Oregon
May 26, 2017 10:40pm CST
Just saw this shared on my timeline on Facebook, this is insane and is partly why I am terrified to ride the max train because there is so many hateful horrible people in this world, and the Men whom were murdered were just standing up for women whom were being terrorized by this sick nutcase. This is in Portland, Oregon so not far from me and I have likely rode on this same max train so it makes this sick and violent act that much scarier!!
The attack occurred in Northeast Portland. "He said, 'Get off the bus, and get out of the country because you don't pay taxes here.'" Gateway Transit Center (TriMet) Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on Whatsapp Share on Tumblr Share
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@FourWalls (13347)
• United States
27 May 17
This country is going to hell in a hand basket.
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• Banks, Oregon
27 May 17
So sad but true
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@TRBRocks420 (75727)
• Banks, Oregon
27 May 17
Very sad to hear this, did they catch the psychotic. I wish the whole bus mobbed him and, stomped him into the ground.
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• Banks, Oregon
27 May 17
He was caught yes
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• United States
27 May 17
I also read a week or so ago, someone in Oregon - a man cut off his mothers head and brought it to the store or something! It's horrible what the world is coming to!
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• Banks, Oregon
27 May 17
Yes I saw that on the news just awful and that happened on Mother's Day
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• United States
27 May 17
@chrissbergstrom Yes, what an awful way to end a mother's life. The one that gave life to him, horrible situation.
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• Banks, Oregon
27 May 17
@infatuatedbby just sick and twisted I hope he fries in the electric chair.
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@waflay (2717)
• Nairobi, Kenya
27 May 17
A terrorist on the loose. Bad ideology about other people and killing someone because you expect them to back your evil ideas. So insane,
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• Banks, Oregon
27 May 17
So very evil I hope he gets life in prison
• United States
27 May 17
Yes, a right-winger, homegrown American reactionary.
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• Banks, Oregon
27 May 17
@blitzfrick craziness
@jstory07 (66134)
• Roseburg, Oregon
27 May 17
Things like this make you scared to go to any public place. You could be shoot or worse in any place anymore and for no reason at all.
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• Banks, Oregon
27 May 17
So sad but true
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@UncleJoe (9754)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
27 May 17
That is one of the reasons I am always armed when I leave home. One never knows when they might have to ventilate some nut job.
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• Banks, Oregon
27 May 17
It's awful I was telling a friend I hate seeing people bullied so I'd likely have said somethingnto the guy to, you just never how psycho someone is or if they have a weapon.
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
27 May 17
thats s horrible I was hoping that ths was not a valid report as some are untrue on facebook
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• Banks, Oregon
27 May 17
No very sad and true just saw it reported on news to
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@blitzfrick (2912)
• United States
27 May 17
This is the line I usually ride into downtown. There is hatred everywhere, seems on the increase since the recent election. Some is directed at specific groups, other is, or seems, random. Not that long ago, some old dude having a meal at a Denny's was set on fire by a stranger. Is it time for us to hunker down for our own safety?
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• Banks, Oregon
27 May 17
Yes I've been on this same train to,
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• United States
27 May 17
@chrissbergstrom makes me hesitate to go almost anywhere. Was it last year that people were being attacked at MAX stops? If I recall correctly, a guy in a wheelchair was beaten.
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• Banks, Oregon
30 May 17
@blitzfrick Seriously today i had a homeless man walking near me, i almost just ran because who knows anymore if it's just someone asking for money or if they have a weapon and want to harm me.... i just quickly told them i dont have any money and skipped on ahead
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@Courtlynn (64417)
• United States
27 May 17
So scary! Please be careful out there
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• Banks, Oregon
27 May 17
Yeah I hate Portland so many crazies out
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• United States
27 May 17
@chrissbergstrom Portland used to be extremely safe. When I moved here in '77, it was wonderful. I left in '94 and when I came back in 2007, it was this jungle. So many new people, and more every day. And no longer safe.
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@Courtlynn (64417)
• United States
27 May 17
@blitzfrick so you live there now? Stay safe!
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@spiderdust (5993)
• San Jose, California
27 May 17
A friend of mine who lives in Portland passed by the police who were gathered at the scene, and then came home and found out what had happened. She rides the MAX pretty often too.
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• Banks, Oregon
27 May 17
I can just imagine all of the innocent people on the train whom witnessed this horrible crime just heartbreaking
• San Jose, California
29 May 17
@chrissbergstrom I hope the murderer is prosecuted as a terrorist.
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• Banks, Oregon
30 May 17
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
30 May 17
I hate reading the news from Portland, even though I loved there for most of eighteen years, the people get weirder and weirder and not in a good way.
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• Banks, Oregon
30 May 17
Agreed there is alot of bad going on there
• United States
28 May 17
I saw this on my Facebook newsfeed as well. It is terrible and very sad. I hate that there are people in the world who actually think like this and think it is okay to treat people this way.
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• Banks, Oregon
30 May 17
yes sick people
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@mandala100 (39773)
• Hong Kong
28 May 17
Oh that's really so bad.
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• Banks, Oregon
30 May 17
it is
• Austin, Texas
27 May 17
There should be a safe way to handle these types of situations. For example, there should be an emergency button to press. In most trains there are. In an instance like this, if the situation continues to get worse at an alarming rate, I'd push an emergency button in a heartbeat. Now I know people will say you can't be stopping public transporation vehicles for any and every reason. But a lot of times most people can judge a situation with a little bit of common sense. Personal Experience: One time I was riding an express bus. As soon as the bus enters the highway, there is no stopping until the bus has made it across town. We had a passenger that yelled that another passenger had taken “his seat”. His seat? It's a public bus. Duh! There are no seats with your name on it! He was really making the passengers feel uncomfortable and fearful. That guy yelled the entire time we were on the expressway. Here we were trapped on a bus, no way out, with a screaming lunatic! In an instance like that, the bus driver should have an emergency button he can push to notify the bus headquarters so they can have a police officer at the stop when the passengers finally arrive. These days, changes have to be made and processes have to be put in place for public transportation so passengers don't have to feel helpless or become victims. My goodness! Most people are just trying to get to work and get back home!! * This is just a side note: Why they always gotta be bullying women?
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• Banks, Oregon
28 May 17
It is so sad and sickening and yes there are emergency button to notify the max driver.... I almost think a armed guard should be on every max train
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@andriaperry (48803)
• United States
27 May 17
Awful! Tony still wont go to the movies because of that shooting.
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• Banks, Oregon
27 May 17
It's so sad terrorism is making us afraid to live normal lives
• United States
27 May 17
I heard a little about this, the news is such a bad thing to listen to. too much hate going on .
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• Banks, Oregon
27 May 17
It's awful
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@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
27 May 17
That is horrible, just horrible and disgusting. I can't imagine how people like that live without their hate burning them up. We are all upset about terrorists but the average Muslim has nothing to do with those things and is as horrified as the rest of us. That man is evil. John Kelly, head of Homeland Security, recently said that if everyone knew what he did we'd never leave our houses. People like that evil man on the train just make it worse.
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@teamfreak16 (40917)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
27 May 17
The racists are feeling quite empowered these days.
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• Banks, Oregon
27 May 17
Sad
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27 May 17
This is really a sad news that is not welcoming to us everyday. Reading news suppose to be filled with some positive and negative news related to us daily. But not news related to terrorist attacked. I am speechless.
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• Banks, Oregon
27 May 17
So sad
@RasmaSandra (16998)
• Riga, Latvia
27 May 17
That is terrible. If this keeps up people won't be able to travel anywhere or do anything they want. I sure wish this kind of stuff would stop. Will pray for those involved.
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• Banks, Oregon
27 May 17
Yes sending lots of prayers for the innocent victims