The only survivor of the Portland stabbing attack gave the world a thumbs up as he sat up in his hospital bed. Micah Fletcher is continuing to heal from the vicious neck wound he received from a white supremacist who had attacked him, as well as, two others in an incident took their lives. Fletcher, 21, is being hailed a hero, as well as, the other two men for protecting teen girls from 35-year-old Jeremy Joseph Christian.
Christian had been targeting the girls, harassing them, threatening them when he allegedly screamed at them to ‘go back to Saudi Arabia’ and kill themselves. It had been reported that earlier that night before the attack, Christian tossed a bottle of Gatorade, aiming it at a black woman in Interstate Rose Quarter Station.
…As to be expected, the woman reacted by spraying Christian with a bottle of mace. Later that evening, someone had caught Christian on video, ranting on a train at Pioneer Courthouse Square about what had happened to him, and also complaining about Muslims and Christians.
A woman identified only as KK released footage of the incident to KOIN, saying that Christian was ‘complaining about the city, complaining about Muslims, Christians, and it just got very violent very quick. You don’t like it? You got a problem with what I’m saying?’ she heard Christian say. ‘F*** all you Christians and Muslims and f****** Jews , f****** die. Burn you at the stake… f****** die.’
She said that he was ‘visibly upset’ and complaining on the phone to a friend about getting pepper sprayed by a woman.
The woman said she started filming the incident about ten minutes into the phone conversation, saying that everyone was ‘pretty scared’.
‘By the time we were at [the Gateway Transit Center], he was talking about wanting to stab somebody and gestured to pull something out of his pocket. Everybody around me got up, I was right behind him,’ she told KOIN.
‘I just want to say thank you to the people who put their life on the line for me. They didn’t even know me. They lost their life because of me and my friend and the way we looked and I just to say thank you to them and their family and I appreciate them because without them we probably would be dead right now.’
Her mother Dyjuana Hudson also had some words to share of her own – a message of gratitude to the families of the heroes:
‘Thank you thank you thank you. You will always be our hero ….I’m soooooo sorry this happened. You didn’t even know my girls but you stepped in and saved my babies life to the family I’m so sorry about your loss and I’m here if you need me.’
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