Supposed white guy launches into an anti-muslim tirade, accosts two women wearing head sacks and kills two men who defended said head-sacked women.
You know “the rest of the story” is missing.
They’ll find him mentally retarded from something or a recent convert planted to raise fears of Islamophobia.
I could be wrong and will apologize if so.
The suspect was arrested after he ran off the train at the Hollywood transit station in Portland, Oregon. Police have not released his or the victims’ names, theOregonian reported.
The attacker was ‘yelling a gamut of anti-Muslim and anti-everything slurs’ before he turned his focus on the women, one of whom was wearing a hijab, police Sgt. Pete Simpson said.
After the suspect attacked the victims, he reportedly said, ‘This is free America, I can do whatever I want’ one witness toldKOMO news.
One victim was dead at the scene and while another died at a hospital, Simpson said. The third person was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The attack happened on a MAX train as it headed east on Friday around 4.30pm.
Evelin Hernandez, a 38-year-old resident of Clackamas, Oregon, said she was on the train when the man began making racist remarks to the women.
‘[He] said, “Get off the bus, and get out of the country because you don’t pay taxes here.” [He said he] doesn’t like Muslims, they’re criminals,’ Evelin Hernandez told KATU.
When the two men stepped in and tried to protect other passengers on the train, the suspect slashed their throats, Simpson told the news channel.
It wasn’t clear why the man was yelling, but the Portland Police department characterized the rant as ‘hate speech toward a variety of ethnicities and religions’.
‘He was talking about a lot of different things, not just specifically anti-Muslim,’ Simpson said.
After the stabbings, the suspect said he was free to do what he wanted in America, witnesses said. He also reportedly said he was getting off at the next stop and that no one should follow him, KOIN reported.
Police don’t know if the suspect, described as a white man between the ages of 20 and 40, has mental health issues or whether was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time.
Simpson said the women understandably left the scene before police arrived, adding that authorities hoped to track them down to help fill in what happened.
The two women were described by police as ‘possibly Muslim’, although Simpson said: ‘We have not been able to find those girls to verify that.’