Man indicted in stabbing on TriMet bus
Saturday, October 6, 2012
OREGON CITY, Ore. -- A grand jury has indicted a 19-year-old Oregon City man on felony assault charges in a knife attack that injured a TriMet bus driver and three passengers this week.
The Oregonian reports that a Clackamas County grand jury indicted Austin William Vanhagen on Friday on multiple counts of first-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and second-degree intimidation.
He remains jailed on $250,000 bail.
Bus driver Leonard James and two passengers were hospitalized with serious but not life-threatening injuries. A third passenger was treated and released.
In a statement Friday, James expressed his thanks for the "courage and character" of the passengers who helped stop the attack late Tuesday night.
The incident began when a bus passenger began shouting racial slurs, leading to a confrontation. The three passengers were injured when they tried to subdue the attacker.