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Saturday, November 15, 2014

"Crime Train" news

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -  A 16-year-old girl was stabbed while riding the MAX on Friday night in the middle of the evening commute.

Her attacker is still on the run, according to police.

Police say it happened just after 5 p.m. on board the blue line MAX train.  A Trimet driver reportedly called for help as the train pulled into the Gateway Transit Center,  but it's believed the girl was stabbed around 162nd Avenue.

Police say the suspect, a black man possibly in his teens, jumped off the MAX at the 162nd Avenue stop, and was with a Hispanic woman at the time.  It's not known if the teenage victim knew her attacker.

Police have not said where the girl was stabbed, but say she was rushed to the hospital. Her injuries are said to be non life-threatening. 

“It's absurd, it's crazy, this shouldn't be happening. The MAX should be safe,” passenger Alan Monteverdi said.

“Getting stabbed on the MAX? I mean someone's gotta be real crazy for doing that,”  passenger Frank Lrenz said.  “And they still haven't found him,  that's pretty bad." 

Trimet says they have cameras positioned on board their MAX trains.  Investigators say they will be able to view those tapes and get a better sense of what happened, and a more detailed description of the suspect. 

If you know anything about what happened, Portland Police want to hear from you right away. 

Girl, 16, stabbed on board MAX train during evening commute - KPTV - FOX 12

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