August 23 2019
The suspect in this afternoon's stabbing, 42-year-old Christopher Eugene Woods, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree and Menacing. Woods will be arraigned on Monday.
The victim is being treated at a Portland hospital and is expected to survive. Detectives learned that the victim and suspect exchanged words that led to a physical altercation, resulting in the stabbing.
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On Friday May 19, 2017, at 3:57 p.m., North Precinct and Transit Police Division officers responded to the report of a stabbing at the Lloyd Center MAX platform, located at Northeast 11th Avenue and Holladay Street.
As officers were responding to the scene they received additional information that the suspect was near the DoubleTree Hotel across the street. Officers arrived within moments of the 9-1-1 call and contacted the suspect, taking him into custody without incident. A knife was recovered from the scene.
The victim, a female in her late-teens or early-20s, was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to traumatic injuries.
Preliminary information indicates that the suspect and victim did not know each other. The suspect approached the victim, who was with two other young women, and after a brief exchange of words the suspect suddenly attacked the victim, stabbing her multiple times.
The MAX platform is closed; however MAX trains are running through the area, not stopping. TriMet users should check http://www.trimet.org for service updates.
Assault detectives will be continuing the investigation and the suspect's name and charges will be released after booking into jail.
Anyone who witnessed the attack that has not spoken with police is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.