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PORTLAND -- Police are looking for three suspects in the beating of a man on a MAX platform in downtown Portland Tuesday night.

Police said just before 7 p.m., a 35-year-old transient man got off of the Yellow Line MAX at Northwest 5th Avenue and Hoyt Street. He said three men followed him and attacked him.

Friends told KGW the victim was Andrew Orosco and said that his injuries included a broken neck. He was taken to Oregon Health and Science University where he was listed in serious condition Wednesday.

Based on the information we have now, it doesn't appear the victims knew the suspects, said Sgt. Pete Simpson with the Portland Police Bureau.

Orosco told police he was punched, kicked and knocked to the ground and the suspects fled on foot. The suspects were described as three white men in their 30s with ski jackets and backpacks.

You know these are unfortunate. We reflect the community and as such, things will happen in the community. They will also happen on TriMet at some point, said TriMet spokeswoman Mary Fetsch.

Crime statistics show that the attack was not unusual for the area. Over the past year, there have been more than 165 assaults within a half mile of Tuesday's attack.

Anyone with information in the case was asked to contact Detective Arjay Dran at (503) 823-0483 or Arjay.Dran@PortlandOregon.gov

KGWReporter Kyle Iboshi contributed to this report

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