Portland transit bus driver stabbed, expected to survive attack



PORTLAND — Police say a transit bus driver was stabbed Wednesday after leaving an employee restroom at a southeast Portland light-rail station.

Lt. Tony Silva of the Portland Transit Police tells The Oregonian the driver suffered multiple stab wounds and was taken to a hospital with what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

TriMet spokeswoman Roberta Altstadt said that Wednesday’s assault and an April attack on another TriMet bus driver in the area are believed to be the acts of transients who have set up homeless camps along Interstate 205.

Police were looking for a man in his 30s with brown hair and neck tattoos.