A TriMet surveillance camera shows the suspect in a violent assault that occurred June 6 on a MAX train bound for the Portland Airport.
Witnesses said attack was unprovoked
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers, is asking for your help in solving a violent assault that occurred on June 6 at about 5:17 p.m. on a MAX train bound for the airport.
Authorities said a passenger was seated on the train looking out the window when another man began punching him in the head, knocking him to the floor, and then continued punching and kicking him.
The assault was so violent that the window behind the victim’s head was shattered. Witnesses described the assault as completely unprovoked. The victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with numerous bumps and cuts on his face but did not suffer any broken bones or long-term damage.
The suspect fled the scene on foot at the Parkrose Transit Station at Northeast 99th and Sandy Boulevard.
The attack occurred between the Gateway Transit Station and the Parkrose Transit Station.
The suspect is described as a male black in his 20s, five-foot-eight-inches tall, 170 pounds, with short natural hair, a medium complexion, and a scruffy face. At the time of the assault the suspect was wearing a light gray hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants, and light-colored tennis shoes.
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case or any unsolved felony crime. Callers can remain anonymous.
Call Crime Stoppers at 503-823-HELP (4357), leave a tip online at crimestoppersoforegon.com or text 823-HELP plus your tip.