A Tri-Met bus driver was stabbed in the abdomen after a confrontation with an unknown man outside a driver break room at S.E. 94th and Foster Rd., under I-205. He suspect fled on foot, heading westbound on Foster. Now the transit agency is offering a $1,000 reward to the person who provides the tip that leads to an arrest and prosecution of a suspect.
Police patrolled the area but could not find the suspect. No images of the suspect were captured on Tri-Met surveillance cameras. He is described as follows:
- White male
- About 5’9”
- Medium weight
- Medium length brown hair
- Unshaven with scars on face
- Unique black and white “checker board” tattoo covering front of neck.
- Was wearing black pants and a green t-shirt
This is the second stabbing of a Tri-Met bus driver in recent months but the cases do not appear to be connected. The first attack happened in April on a bus near S.E. 92nd and Flavel, not far from the scene of Wednesday's stabbing. The description of the April stabbing suspect:
- African American male in his 30s
- 5’9″ tall
- Wearing a black and red coat, brown pants and a stocking cap
- Possibly a transient
Here is a sketch of the April stabbing suspect:
*Image courtesy of Tri-Met.
Tri-Met is also offering a $1,000 reward in the April case.
Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect in either case is asked to call police or call Tri-Met customer service at 503-238-RIDE.