Man asks teens on MAX to quiet down, gets assaulted

PORTLAND, Ore. - A 57-year-old man who asked a group of teenagers to quiet down on a MAX train was assaulted on Friday.

Police were called to the Northeast 60th Avenue MAX platform around 5 p.m. on a report that multiple people were assaulting a man.

When officers arrived, they learned the man had asked a large group of around 15 to 20 black male teenagers to keep it down. That apparently didn't sit well with the teenagers and some of them allegedly attacked the man.

Police made two arrests - a 15-year-old and 16-year-old were taken into custody. There may be additional arrests as the investigation continues and detectives get a chance to look at TriMet's surveillance video.

The victim did not require medical attention but did tell us by phone that the incident was pretty traumatic. He declined an on-camera interview.

Police would like to hear from witnesses. If you saw the incident, you can e-mail them your information.

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