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Ceremony To Honor Victims on Anniversary Of MAX Stabbing Attack In Portland

Bradley W. Parks / OPB
Memorial at the Hollywood Portland MAX station.

A public ceremony to honor the victims of the deadly attack on a MAX train will be held on its one-year anniversary this Saturday, May 26 at the Hollywood Transit Center.

The ceremony will also recognize the outpouring of community support for the victims by dedicating the “We Choose Love” tribute wall mural that is currently transforming the gray walls of the transit center with color, images and words.

The attack occurred last May 26 as a MAX train was approaching the Hollywood stop. According to police reports, a man identified as Jeremy Christian was on board and ranting at two teenage girls of color, one of whom was wearing a hijab, a traditional Muslim headdress. He then attacked three men who stepped foward to defend the girls. Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche of Ashland and Ricky Best of Happy Valley lost their lives, and Micah Fletcher was critically hurt.

Christian was arrested and charged with multiple crimes related to the attack, including aggravated murder.

Read the full article at The Portland Tribune.