WASHINGTON – A man fatally stabbed two Muslims to death and injured a third one on a commuter train in region’s largest city as they tried to rescue a Muslim woman from him.
Jeremy Joseph Christian was yelling hate speech towards religions and ethnicities, the Portland police spokesman said, according to CNN.
Christian was directing slurs at two young Muslim girls one of them was wearing Hijab, Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson told CNN.
As two man tried to calm him down he attacked them, one person was dead on the spot and another died at the hospital, Simpson said.
The third person was taken to hospital with no life-threatening injuries, “He was talking about a lot of different things, not just specifically anti-Muslim,” Simpson said, as quoted by Samaa.
The attacks on the Muslim community in the United States have increased after the election of Donald Trump as a president of United States of America.