Here's What We Know About The Suspect In The Portland Train Stabbing Attack

Jeremy Joseph Christian is a known white supremacist who attended a right wing “March for Free Speech” in April.

Two men were stabbed to death on a Portland, Oregon train Friday night, and another man injured, after they tried to intervene as a man shouted hate speech at two young women who appeared to be Muslim.

Two men were stabbed to death on a Portland, Oregon train Friday night, and another man injured, after they tried to intervene as a man shouted hate speech at two young women who appeared to be Muslim.

The police identified the suspect as Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, of North Portland.

Christian was arrested on two counts of aggravated murder, two counts of second-degree intimidation, and being a felon in possession of a restricted weapon.

He will appear in court on Monday and may face further charges.

Portland Police

Christian is a known white supremacist who attended a right-wing “March for Free Speech” on April 29 in Portland, The Portland Mercury reported.

Christian is a known white supremacist who attended a right-wing "March for Free Speech" on April 29 in Portland, The Portland Mercury reported.

Doug Brown / Portland Mercury / Via portlandmercury.com

He brought a baseball bat to the march to assault left-wing protestors with, which was later confiscated by police.

He brought a baseball bat to the march to assault left-wing protestors with, which was later confiscated by police.

Doug Brown / Portland Mercury / Via portlandmercury.com

Throughout the march, he reportedly shouted racial slurs and “Hail Vinland,” gave the Nazi salute, and raved about being a nihilist.

Throughout the march, he reportedly shouted racial slurs and "Hail Vinland," gave the Nazi salute, and raved about being a nihilist.

Doug Brown / Portland Mercury / Via portlandmercury.com


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