Suspect in TriMet driver stabbing indicted by grand jury

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Published: Mar. 21, 2023 at 4:13 PM PDT
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PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) – The Multnomah County District Attorney says a woman who stabbed a TriMet driver in the leg has now been indicted on multiple counts for the March 13 attack.

Portland police responded to the area near Northeast 27th Avenue and Northeast Saratoga Street at about 11 p.m. after a bus driver reported being stabbed.

The driver said the bus had reached the last stop Monday night and asked the two remaining passengers, 28-year-old Anna Perez-Velador, and 26-year-old Cody Richardson and to leave. Perez-Velador then confronted the driver, pulling out a knife, and stabbing them in the leg. The driver escaped the bus through the driver’s side window.

Police tracked down and arrested the two suspects nearby.

Perez-Velador was indicted Tuesday for the following:

  • Attempted Murder in the Second Degree
  • Assault in the Second Degree
  • Unlawful Use of a Weapon
  • Coercion
  • Criminal Mischief in the First Degree
  • Theft in the Third Degree
  • Interfering with Public Transportation
  • Menacing

Richardson was booked following his arrest on charges of interfering with public transportation and existing arrest warrants.

The bus driver was treated at a local hospital for the leg injury and released.