Two women were riding on a train in Portland, Oregon on Friday, May 26th. One of the women was wearing a hijab. 35-year-old Jeremy Christian believed the two women were muslim and started yelling derogatory and hateful things towards them. When 3 other passengers tried calming Christian down, he began stabbing them.
2 men were killed, 53-year-old Ricky Best and 23-year-old Myrddin Namkai-Meche. The 3rd victim, 21-year-old Micah Fletcher, is hospitalized and being treated for serious injuries.
Christian has a criminal history and is a self-proclaimed white supremacist. He is now being charged with 6 different counts and could possibly receive the death penalty. He is being held without bail and will appear in court today, Tuesday, May 30th.