The 78-year-old man in Portland had his face “ chewed off” during a good altercation with another traveler aboard the city’s open public transit system Tuesday early morning.
Reports say witnesses called law enforcement after a fight broke from the MAX light rail train platform in the Grisham suburb around 2AM, along with witnesses initially believing there to be a stabbing due to the quantity of blood at the scene.
KPTV reports when police came the suspect, 25-year-old Koryn Kramer, was “ still on top of the elderly man from Hillsboro and still attacking. ”
According to police, the suspect “ acquired chewed off the victim’s hearing and part of his encounter. The injury was therefore severe that responders can see the victim’s skull. ”
Kraemer was booked on an assault charge and investigators are determining regardless of whether he was on medicines at the time. The victim, whose current condition wasn’t reported, was treated at a nearby hospital.
This is the second time in as many several weeks Portland has made headlines designed for unspeakable acts of terror at the city’s public transport hubs.
Last week, a deranged woman was caught on surveillance camera pushing a 3-year-old girl onto the train paths at a Gateway Transit Middle MAX platform in northeast Portland.
Following the toddler-shoving incident, the Multnomah Region Sheriff’s Office said they will increase staffing at transportation centers.