Man gets 15 years for attack on TriMet bus

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OREGON CITY, Ore. — A 20-year-old Oregon City man who stabbed three people and bit another on a TriMet transit bus in October 2012 has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Austin Vanhagen pleaded no contest Tuesday to multiple assault counts in Clackamas County Circuit Court. The judge then imposed sentence.

Vanhagen apologized to the victims.

Police say the young man was yelling racial slurs on a bus on Oct. 2, 2012, leading to a confrontation.

Vanhagen stabbed three people, including the bus driver, Leonard James. He also bit another person. The stabbing victims were hospitalized with injuries that were serious but not life-threatening.