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Surviving victim of Portland train attack out of hospital

4 years 11 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, May 30 2017 May 30, 2017 May 30, 2017 11:14 AM May 30, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
Image via KATU (ABC)

PORTLAND - The lone surviving victim of a triple stabbing aboard a Portland light-rail train has been released from the hospital.

Micah Fletcher suffered a neck wound Friday after coming to the defense of two young women who were verbally abused by a man before he allegedly stabbed Fletcher and two other men who died. One of the women was wearing a hijab.

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Julie Reed spokeswoman said Tuesday that the 21-year-old man was discharged.

Fletcher is a local college student and poet.

Back in high school, he won a citywide Portland Public Schools poetry slam. In one of his poems, he spoke out against the prejudice faced by Muslims since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

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