TriMet trying to ID machete woman on MAX train



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — TriMet is reviewing surveillance video, trying to identify a young woman who carried a machete on a crowded MAX train in Portland.

The agency learned about if from a photo snapped Saturday by a passenger who complained the woman was sharpening the blade and holding the 2-foot-long weapon close to his face.

He told KOIN ( ) the woman was with a group of street kids and she seemed to be unaware the machete was getting close to people, including children on the crowded train.

Police are not investigating because there are no victims and no one filed a report.

TriMet prohibits any blade longer than three inches, and no weapon can be carried in a manner that causes fear or alarm.


Information from: KOIN-TV,