Woman arrested after pushing 3-year-old onto MAX tracks in NE Portland

Authorities in Oregon say a woman has been arrested after pushing a child onto train tracks. (Source: KPTV)
Published: Dec. 29, 2022 at 3:46 PM PST
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PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) – A woman has been arraigned after pushing a three-year-old child onto MAX tracks in NE Portland Wednesday.

According to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, on Wednesday evening a mother and her child were waiting for the MAX train when Brianna Lace Workman, 32, allegedly shoved the child off of the platform and onto the MAX train tracks without provocation.

The D.A.’s office says the child landed face-first onto the metal rail and rocks before quickly being rescued. The child reported having a severe headache and a small red mark on their forehead after the incident.

The attack was captured on TriMet video footage.

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MAX riders in NE Portland couldn’t believe someone could do something like this.

“That was really cruel. You know, like people just don’t care anymore, they don’t have respect,” says Michael Reed, a MAX rider.

The video shows some bystanders jump out of their seats, while Workman sits back down.

“There’s no excuse for that. Like I don’t understand why someone would do something like that - they belong in jail,” says MAX rider Blaine Danley. “Out of one bad person there’s what? 15 or 20 good ones? I guess that’s one way to look at it.”

Workman was arraigned on Attempted Assault in the First Degree, Assault in the Third Degree, Interfering with Public Transportation, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.