New MAX stabbing victims Tribute Wall drawings released
Revised conceptual renderings for the tribute wall for the MAX stabbing victims at the Hollywood Transit Center were released by TriMet on Wednesday.
The wall will honor the men who were killed and wounded trying to stop an alleged white supremacist from harassing two minority girls on a train that stopped at the station. The drawings were presented to the Hollywood Transit Center Tribute Advisory Committee at its March 7 meeting.
The confrontation happened on May 26, 2017. Jeremy Christian is charged with numerous crimes, including murder, in the attack. It happened after other riders on a MAX train came to the defense of two girls he was verbally assaulting, including one wearing a hijab. Christian pulled out a knife and stabbed and Namkai-Meche and Rick John Best to death. He also seriously wounded Micah David-Cole Fletcher.
They drawings released Wednesday are not the final designs, but rather an updated concept from artist Sarah Farahat and her team. They were selected by TriMet after a competitive process.
You can learn more about the project at trimet.org/tribute.
To read a previous Portland Tribune story, go to portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/385690-274992-trimet-announces-finalist-for-tribute-wall.