TriMet announces plans for tributes at Hollywood Transit Center after MAX attack

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TriMet officials have released details of their plans to install two tributes at Hollywood Transit Center, which was the site of a double murder and stabbing attack earlier this year.

Jeremy Christian is accused of stabbing three men: Taliesin Myrddin Kamkai Meche, Ricky Best and Micah Fletcher. Fletcher survived his injuries, but the others passed away. In the days and weeks following the attack, hundreds of people left message of love and support outside the transit center.

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Since then, TriMet has been planning a more permanent memorial honoring the two men who lost their lives and all those who were hurt that day, including the young women who were being harassed.

On Thursday, officials said they have two memorials planned - a permanent commemorative plaque and a mural fashioned after the impromptu chalk messages that appeared in the following days.

The mural may be temporary, as TriMet said it plans to redesign the transit center in the coming years.

"During that renovation, the plaque will be incorporated into a permanent memorial honoring the men and women at the center of our thoughts that day, as well as our community’s inspired reaction that renounced hate and embraced healing," said TriMet spokeswoman Roberta Altstadt.

The plaque, a 4-foot by 6-foot porcelain enamel on steel tribute, will be unveiled on May 26, 2018, marking one year since the stabbing took place.

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