Man slits throats of Max Train passengers
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!!
Witnesses: Man Cut the Throats of Two MAX Passengers Who Tried to Stop Anti-Muslim Bullying of Women on Northeast Portland Train
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
22 people like this
• United States
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?
• Banks, Oregon
@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
• Austin, Texas
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?
• United States
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.