Man Accused In Portland Train Attack Tells Cops: "I'm Happy Now"

"I got stabbed in the neck on my way to work, randomly, by a stranger I don't know, for trying to just be a nice person", said the 21-year-old Portland State University student. So, I ask you Mr. President to take action at this time.

"I hope we rise to the memory of these two gentlemen who lost their lives", the mayor told reporters. That's what I'm doing.

"And then we turned around while they were fighting, and he just started stabbing people, and it was just blood everywhere, and we just started running for our lives", Mangum said. Fletcher says he's heartbroken for their families. Fletcher was released from the hospital Monday night and was present during Christian's arraignment.

The man accused of fatally stabbing two people on a train in the U.S. during an anti-Muslim rant was defiant during his brief initial court appearance on Tuesday, shouting: "You call it terrorism, I call it patriotism!"

He made repeated outbursts in court.

Court papers state that in the patrol auto, Christian confessed to the murders and said, "I can die a happy man", the Associated Press reported. Both are black and one was wearing a hijab.

"That's what liberalism gets you", he was recorded saying.

The video shows Christian appearing to pull a folded knife out of his pocket, then concealing it in his hand, according to the affidavit.

Christian faces aggravated murder and other charges.

Christian stabbed three men.

Mangum told news station KPTV that she and her 17-year-old friend were riding the train when Christian started yelling at them. Two of the victims died. He wore a blue jail jumpsuit and didn't say anything other than to yell slogans.


"And the Muslim community, especially in Portland, needs to understand there are a lot of us that are not going to stand by and let anybody - whether they're from here or not from here - scare you into thinking you can't be a part of this town, this city, this community", he said.

He told jailers he has no permanent address.

A bicyclist walking his bike down a ramp in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, May 30, 2017, is surrounded by messages, flowers, images and candles at the memorial for two men fatally stabbed on a light rail train in Portland last week. These fearless men saw the immediate injustice and didn't hesitate to act. Witnesses told the publication that Jimmy Kramer, 20, and Harvey Anderson, 19, were violently hit on Saturday morning by a man driving a truck. Please condemn any acts of violence, which result directly from hate speech & hate groups. She says such a step would deeply honor her son's sacrifice.

On Tuesday, Wheeler reiterated his call to organizers of a June 4 rally to cancel, saying he fears it could further enflame tensions.

The lone man to survive Friday's stabbings says he's having a hard time processing what happened.

Jeremy Joseph Christian, the Portland stabbing suspect, yelled as if he was proud of himself in his first courtroom appearance, and sadly did not show any regret for the atrocious crime he is being accused of.

Friday's attack happened on the first day of Ramadan - the Muslim holy month, marked by daily fasting from dawn to sunset - and is the latest in a series of apparent hate crimes in the region. All three were strangers to each other, and to those they were defending.

Some residents said President Donald Trump has caused those racist demons to stir again with his administration's travel ban, his promise to build a wall along the border with Mexico and his crackdown on illegal immigration.

After several attempts to get Christian to calm down, he made a sudden move in the direction of victim Taliesin Namkai-Meche, who responded by standing up. "Our prayers are w/ them".

"It's okay to be in shock", said Mayor Ted Wheeler.

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