Police: Man stabbed during fight on MAX train, suspect arrested

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PORTLAND, Ore. – A man is facing assault charges after police say he stabbed a 19-year-old Tuesday while they were fighting on a MAX train in North Portland.

The stabbing was reported about 3:40 p.m. at the Denver Avenue Transit Station in Portland’s Kenton neighborhood.

Arriving officers started treating the 19-year-old's stab wounds. He is in the hospital and is expected to survive his injury.

Witnesses gave police a description of the stabbing suspect, and officers later detained 30-year-old James Luckey on a MAX train two stops south (the Rosa Parks Transit Station).

Initial reports say that Luckey approached and assaulted the victim while they were on the train. No word on why the fight broke out.

Luckey was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on second-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon.

The stabbing occurred the day before the the trial starts for Jeremy Christian, who is accused of murdering two men and seriously wounding another on a MAX in northeast Portland.

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The police investigation into Tuesday's stabbing briefly interrupted trains and some vehicle traffic along the Yellow Line and Interstate Avenue, however TriMet had shuttle buses running between the stops.

Anyone with helpful information should call police at (503) 823-3333.

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