Man arrested in theft of Portland train victim's ring

Man arrested in theft of Portland train victim's ring

Man arrested in theft of Portland train victim's ring

Police have arrested a man accused of stealing a backpack and wedding ring from a victim of last week's triple stabbing on a light-rail train in Portland.

Portland police are asking for the public's help in locating the man who took Best's belongings shortly after the Portland stabbing attack. It's unclear whether the backpack in the man's left hand belongs to him, police said.

Best's family realized the items were missing while making funeral arrangements Thursday, police said.

51-year-old George Elwood Tschaggeny (pronounced CHAW-guy-KNEE) was arrested in the area of Northeast Halsey Street under the Cesar E. Chavez overpass along I-84.

Best, 53, and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, were fatally stabbed on May 26 as they intervened to stop a man hurling racial and anti-Muslim slurs at two teenage girls, one of whom was wearing the hijab.

Portland Police did not immediately respond to a request for more information about the apprehended suspect. The stabbings attracted widespread national attention.

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In his first court appearance Tuesday, Christian shouted, "Free speech or die, Portland!" But Best suffered another indignity after being stabbed to death by the unrepentant terrorist: His backpack and wedding ring were stolen off his dead body. "That action is just incredibly heartless and unconscionable".

Cops described the thief as a white male with a blonde mullet who was wearing a black Jordan Brand baseball cap in addition to the black shirt.

The Portland train attack and the three heroes who risked their lives to protect two young women they didn't know has caught the nation's attention this past week.

FBI spokeswoman Beth Anne Steele said the bureau is investigating the attack to determine whether to charge Mr Christian with terrorism or a federal hate crime. "I can die in prison a happy man".

The news comes as Christian faces charges of aggravated murder, attempted murder, intimidation in the second degree and felon in possession of a weapon. I understand that is no measure against their grief.

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