Portland stabbing suspect yells slogans at court hearing

Portland stabbing suspect yells slogans at court hearing

Portland stabbing suspect yells slogans at court hearing

Last Friday, Christian allegedly stabbed two men to death and injured another man badly aboard a Portland metro train.

The man police say fatally stabbed two other men who tried to shield young women from an anti-Muslim tirade on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train makes his initial court appearance Monday and the city's mayor says he hopes the slayings will inspire "changes in the political dialogue in this country".

Immediately upon entering the Multnomah County Justice Center Courthouse in OR for his arraignment on Tuesday, Jeremy Christian loudly interrupted the ongoing proceedings from inside his holding chamber, as two officers flanked him.

Court papers state that in the patrol vehicle, Christian confessed to the murders and said, "I can die a happy man", the Associated Press reported.

A statement from the Quinault Indian Nation (QIN) described the attacker as a white man in his mid-30s who reportedly screamed "racial slurs" and "war whoops" before turning his large auto on the two men and striking them with it.

Christian was arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court on three felony murder charges, one felony assault charge, three felony weapons charges and two misdemeanour counts of intimidation.

Destinee Mangum, one of the girls targeted in his outburst, said to KPTV, "He told us to go back to Saudi Arabia and he told us we shouldn't be here, to get out of his country". Death to Antifa! You call it terrorism, I call it patriotism!

"I didn't want to hear it".

As the court hearing ended, protesters could be heard outside the courtroom yelling "bigot" and "murderer". "He died fighting the good fight protecting the innocent", his eldest son, Erik, told KATU News.

Fletcher said he's unsure how to move on after the attack, so he's focusing on trying to get better.

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The third hero, Micah David-Cole Fletcher, survived with knife wounds described as serious but not life-threatening. "And we must protect each other like that is the truth, no matter what the consequences". Noting that she herself is not Muslim, she said "they lost their lives because of me and my friend and the way we look".

PORTLAND-A 17-year-old cried as she told the story of how she was confronted by a man because her friend was wearing a hijab and how it escalated into a fatal stabbing of those who came to her aid.

The affidavit also claimed Christian could be be heard on surveillance video in a police patrol auto admitting to stabbing three people in the neck. "Get out if you don't like free speech".

According to The Oregonian, a witness to the stabbings said Namkai-Meche's last words before being taken away by paramedics were, "Tell everyone on this train I love them".

It was confirmed the man in the videos was Mr.

"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.

On Monday, President Donald Trump tweeted, "The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable".

Since Trump's election, Portland has led all major metropolitan areas in reported hate crimes, Mayor Ted Wheeler's office said.

Wheeler called on the US government to revoke a permit for an event Sunday billed as a pro-President Donald Trump free-speech rally and not to issue a permit for the anti-Shariah law rally.

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