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Mayor Wheeler released the following statement regarding the attack on the Max train that left two dead and one injured Friday.
At the time of the attack, the Mayor was aboard the inaugural direct flight from Portland to London. The Mayor arrived in London at approximately 3:30am Pacific Time. The mayor boarded the first available flight back to Portland, and is expected to land at approximately 2:30pm Pacific time.
"Two men lost their lives and another was injured for doing the right thing, standing up for people they didn't know against hatred. Their actions were brave and selfless, and should serve as an example and inspiration to us all. They are heroes.
"There is too much hatred in our world right now, and far too much violence. Too much of it has arrived here in Portland.
"My heart goes out to the families of those who lost their lives, and to those who witnessed what happened. Thank you to our first responders, who provided aid, and police who captured the suspected killer.
"Now is the time, we must come together as a community and love one another. We must reject hatred and violence. We must seek justice."