Man indicted in stabbing on TriMet bus



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.