Officers spoke with witnesses who said the transgender man pushed and punched another man after hearing him use an anti-gay slur while he was talking on the phone. The other man responded by punching the transgender man.
The man got off the train and left the area. Officers found the him on the Interstate Bridge at Hayden Island, where he was taken into custody.
After reviewing witness statements and MAX train surveillance video, the man was released from custody pending further investigation.
Bias Crimes detectives will take the case to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.
Bias crimes are any criminal acts that target a victim based on the suspect’s perception of the victim’s race, color, religion, national origin or sexual orientation.
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(FOX19 NOW/Michael Buckingham via AP). Brooke Skylar Richardson makes her first court appearance in Franklin Municipal Court in Franklin, Ohio on Friday, July 21, 2017. Richardson is charged with reckless homicide in a baby's death.
An 18-year-old Ohio woman is accused of burying an infant alive outside her family's home.