Man stabbed in fight at Beaverton Transit Center
Editor's note: This story has been updated twice.
Beaverton Police arrested a man for attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed a Good Samaritan near the Beaverton Transit Center during the Monday morning commute.
The victim, Gordon David Hackett, was injured and treated at a local hospital, according to police spokesman Mike Rowe.
The incident started at about 7 a.m. as an altercation between 22-year-old Angel Lopez and his girlfriend in a field that borders the MAX stop on Southwest Lombard Street, Rowe said. The people involved in the initial altercation are both transients from the local area.
Hackett, whom police believe did not know the other two, approached to make sure the woman was all right and to confront Lopez.
The two males began to fight in the field and Lopez stabbed Hackett with a knife, Rowe reported in a news release.
Early in the investigation, Hackett's injuries were reported as potentially life-threatening but were later determined to be less serious, Rowe said. Hackett, who turns 41 this week, is a transient from Colorado.
The suspect was taken into custody and the public is not in danger, Rowe said. The transit center is open for business.
In addition to attempted murder, Lopez also is being held at the Washington County Jail on charges of first-degree assault and unauthorized use of a weapon.
The woman, who police did not identify, was not injured and was not charged with a crime.