Man killed by MAX train
- Jim Redden
- Portland Tribune - News
UPDATE • TriMet says man's death appears to be 'intentional'
A man was killed by a MAX train in east Portland Monday morning.
TriMet officials say the man 'intentionally' fell in front of the train as it was pulling into the MAX station at East Burnside and 122nd Avenue at about 9:13 a.m. The man's name was not released.
Portland police officers from the East Precinct were dispatched to the platform on reports of a man struck by a westbound MAX train. Medical personnel responded and determined that man was dead.
The train stopped after striking the man, blocking the intersection and disrupting traffic and MAX service. Commuters had to use alternate routes and shuttle buses for service between the Gateway Transit Center and East 148th Avenue.
The light-rail line has been reopened.