Portland Police Release Suspect Sketch from TriMet Operator Attack in Lents Neighborhood

May 01, 2013 16:35


On Saturday April 20, 2013, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to the report of a stabbing at Southeast 92nd Avenue and Flavel Street.

As officers were en route they learned that the victim was a TriMet bus operator and that the suspect ran into the neighborhood after the stabbing.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim, 35-year-old Brian Nixon, who told police that he was using the portable restroom for TriMet when he heard banging on the door. The victim opened the door and was stabbed in leg by another man who demanded to use the restroom. After the stabbing, the suspect ran away into the neighborhood.

The victim was treated at a Portland hospital to a non-life-threatening stab wound.

Officers searched the neighborhood for the suspect but did not locate anyone matching his description.

The suspect is described as an African American male in his 30s, 5'9" tall, wearing a black and red coat, brown pants, and a stocking cap. The suspect is also described as having a beard and is possibly a transient.

A forensic sketch of the suspect has been released to assist in identifying the suspect.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Detective Jonathan Hunt at (503) 823-0400 or Jonathan.Hunt@PortlandOregon.gov.


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