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Man stabbed during argument on MAX train

A 44-year-old Hillsboro man is in good condition at a local hospital Tuesday after being stabbed during a rush hour confrontation on a MAX train.

Police said Troy Gayral was stabbed once in the chest at about 5:15 p.m. on a moving light-rail train.

Police are looking for a black man between 28 and 30 wearing a white baseball cap, a white T-shirt, blue denim jeans and a black puffy jacket. He left the MAX train at Southwest Second Avenue and Morrison Street after the stabbing.

Police said Gayral began arguing with the man on a westbound MAX train when the suspect pulled a knife. Gayral stayed on the train and witnesses called 9-1-1. The train stopped at the Pioneer Place Transit Station and medical crews treated his injury.

Westbound MAX service was disrupted for about 45 minutes.

Police said the stabbing did not appear to be gang-related.