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Police identify victims in Oregon train attack

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Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche. Photo: Facebook Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche. Photo: Facebook
PORTLAND, Ore. -

Authorities have identified two men fatally stabbed on a Portland light-rail train in Oregon.
    
Police on Saturday said 53-year-old Ricky John Best of Happy Valley, Oregon, died at the scene on Friday and 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche of Portland died at a hospital.
    
Police say 21-year-old Micah David-Cole Fletcher of Portland was also stabbed in the attack and is in serious condition at a Portland hospital. Police say his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
    
Police say the stabbing occurred after a man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim, one of whom was wearing a hijab, and other men attempted to intervene.
    
Police on Friday arrested 35-year-old Jeremy Joseph Christian of Portland. He is being held in the Multnomah County Jail on suspicion of aggravated murder and attempted murder.

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