U.S.: Man yelling ‘anti-Muslim’ slurs kills 2 on train

New York [USA], May 27 : A man yelling anti-Muslim slurs stabbed two men to death on a Portland, Oregon, commuter train on Friday.

The two men were stabbed after they confronted a passenger who was "yelling a gamut of anti-Muslim and anti-everything slurs," CNN quoted a Portland police spokesman as saying.

"It is unclear if he was directing (slurs) at specific people but witnesses told us he may have been targeting two girls described as Muslim, one wearing a hijab.

We have not been able to find those girls to verify that," said Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson. Simpson further informant that a suspect is in custody. "This is at the early stages of the investigation. We do not know if the suspect was drunk, on medication, had mental issues or anything else," Simpson added.

The stabbing occurred on a Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) light-rail train. According to witnesses one of the victims was stabbed in the neck. Portland police said that both the victims died adding that a third passenger who also tried to intervene with the shouting man was injured.

Source: ANI