Posted on May 9, 2012

Man Asks Teens on MAX to Quiet Down, Gets Assaulted

KATU (Portland), April 14, 2012

A 57-year-old man who asked a group of teenagers to quiet down on a MAX train was assaulted on Friday.


When officers arrived, they learned the man had asked a large group of around 15 to 20 black male teenagers to keep it down. That apparently didn’t sit well with the teenagers and some of them allegedly attacked the man.

Police made two arrests — a 15-year-old and 16-year-old were taken into custody. There may be additional arrests as the investigation continues and detectives get a chance to look at TriMet’s surveillance video.

The victim did not require medical attention but did tell us by phone that the incident was pretty traumatic. {snip}