Altercation and stabbing bring MAX service to a halt

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Portland Police arrested a suspect after one person was reportedly stabbed with non-life threatening injuries on the Yellow Line MAX train near Denver station on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at approx. 3:30 p.m. Corinna Scott/PSU Vanguard

A fight and stabbing reported on a Yellow Line MAX train at approximately 3:30 p.m. brought service in North Portland to a halt for roughly 40 minutes on Tuesday, Nov. 14. A suspect was apprehended and the stabbing victim was hospitalized with what Portland Police Bureau categorized as a non-life threatening injuries.

The injured victim was contacted at the Kenton/N. Denver Avenue Station, and based on tips a suspect was subsequently detained at the Rosa Parks Station.

This stabbing follows a stabbing earlier this month near the Convention Center, another in August when a man stabbed another during an altercation at NW First & Davis, and most notably a May 26 incident in which Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and Ricky Best were killed and PSU student Micah Fletcher was severely injured.

After PPB’s preliminary investigation concluded, MAX service resumed with 15 minute delays lasting through the early evening commute.

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