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Commissioner Chloe Eudaly Speaks to Portland in Hours After Train Attack: "Stand Together to Denounce Hate"

Two men were killed in the Hollywood District when they intervened in an anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant rant.

Portland is reeling tonight in the wake of the fatal stabbing of two men who stepped into protect women on a MAX train from an anti-Muslim screed.

As WW reported earlier this evening, the two men were killed in the Hollywood District when they intervened in an anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant rant by a man who directed his rage at two young women of color, one of them wearing a hijab.

One man is in custody. Police are still looking for the two young women who eyewitnesses said were the target of his rant.

Mayor Ted Wheeler left Portland today before the killings, taking the first direct flight from Portland to London. City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly is acting council president, a task that includes making city statements in the wake of tragedies.

Tonight, she released the following message: