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"He told us to get out of his country": Portland passenger

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 01:34

Destinee Mangum, one of the victims who was harassed on Portland's MAX train, speaks out about the incident and thanks the victims who stepped in to help her and her friend who is Muslim. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Destinee Mangum and her 17-year-old friend, who is Muslim and was wearing hijab, were harassed on Portland light-rail train last Friday. The man, Joseph Christian, fatally stabbed two other passengers on board and seriously injured another after they tried to stop him from harassing the women, according to police. "He told us to go back to Saudi Arabia and he told us that we shouldn't be here and get out his country, "Mangum said. "He was just telling us that we basically weren't anything and we should just kill ourselves." Ricky John Best, 53, of Happy Valley, Oregon died at the scene, while Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, 23, of Southeast Portland died at a hospital, police said. A third victim, Micah David-Cole Fletcher of 21, Southeast Portland, remained in a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, police said. "I just want to say thank you to the people who put their life on the line for me, because they didn't even know me, and they lost their lives because of me and my friend and the way we looked, " Mangum said.

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"He told us to get out of his country": Portland passenger

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 01:34