It was close for Fletcher, who according to his girlfriend suffered a slash across his neck a mere milimeter from his jugular vein.
"I hope we rise to the memory of these two gentlemen who lost their lives", Wheeler said.
Both are black and one was wearing a Muslim head covering, according to the affidavit signed by Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Ryan Lufkin.
He is expected in court Tuesday afternoon. Fletcher survived and was released from the hospital Monday. He is reportedly homeless and has no job, but it's unclear if he has any mental issues. Police say when three other men on the train, including surviving victim Micah Fletcher, intervened, Christian attacked them. As a shoving match ensued, the documents say Christian stabbed first Fletcher, then Namkai-Meche. Simpson also said that Christian was maced the day before the deadly attack.
Wheeler said he would deny any applications by organizers to apply for a permit, though it was not clear whether they had sought city permission, which would be needed if the protesters want to march on streets around the park.
"Prison took the real him away", she said.
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"I think it's immensely, immensely morally wrong and irresponsible how much money we have gotten as opposed to how much support, money, love, kindness that has been given to that little girl", Fletcher said in the video.
SIEGEL: Amelia, what more do we know about Christian and what might have led to the events on the train? Anti-Muslim incidents increased more than 50 percent in the United States past year, it said.
In a letter to Trump, Asha Deliverance said her son Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and two other men acted did not hesitate to confront the bully because the two female passengers were being harassed. "'What you did was total kindness You're such a attractive man".
People react outside the courthouse during the arraignment of Jeremy Joseph Christian, a 35-year-old convicted felon and the suspect in a fatal stabbing spree on a Portland. Police say he went into a racist tirade on the train and stabbed the men who intervened, killing two and wounding a third.
Christian got off the train at the Hollywood Transit Center, threatened several people on the platform, and left the area. But Namkai-Meche was closest to her.
Chrisitian is reported to have shouted Islamophobic slurs at the girls, as well as other hate speech.
Best worked for the Bureau of Development Services as a technician and ran for a position on the Clackamas County Commission in 2014 after retiring from the U.S. Army in 2012.
Recorded by a woman who asked to be identified only as KK, the video shows Christian on a train late Thursday, aiming pejoratives at a conductor.