UPDATE#2: Portland Police Investigate Downtown Stabbing on MAX Train

UPDATE#2: Portland Police Investigate Downtown Stabbing on MAX Train

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March 23, 2011 09:54


The victim in yesterday's stabbing has been identified as 44-year-old Troy Gayral of Hillsboro. Gayral remains in good condition at an area hospital.

No arrests have been made in this case and the investigation remains ongoing.


The victim in this afternoon's stabbing is a 44-year-old male from Hillsboro and he remains in stable condition at an area hospital with a stab wound to the chest.

Officers spoke with dozens of witnesses and learned that the suspect and victim began arguing on the westbound MAX train. The suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim, then exited the train at Southwest 2nd and Morrison. The victim remained on the train and witnesses called 9-1-1. The train stopped at the Pioneer Place Transit Station, located at Southwest 4th-5th and Morrison, and medical personnel responded to treat the victim.

The suspect is described as a 28-30 year old black male, clean shaven, thin muscular build, white baseball cap, white t-shirt, black puffy jacket, and blue jeans.

Westbound MAX service was disrupted for approximately 45 minutes. The stabbing does not appear to be gang-related.

Anyone with information about this stabbing is urged to call the Portland Police at (503) 823-0479.



This afternoon, Tuesday March 22, 2011, at approximately 5:15 p.m., Portland Police responded to the report of a stabbing at the Southwest 4th and Morrison westbound MAX platform. Officers arrived and learned that an argument began on the train between the victim and the suspect and the suspect stabbed the victim in the chest. The suspect exited the train on Southwest 2nd Avenue. The suspect is described as a black male adult.

The victim has been taken to an area hospital and is in unknown condition. The victim is an adult male.

Westbound MAX service has been stopped temporarily as investigators interview witnesses.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.


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