PORTLAND The TriMet driver recovering from an April stabbing while he was on the job was shocked to hear that a co-worker was attacked in the same area Wednesday.
To see it happen again is just mind boggling to me, Nixon said. I feel and I hurt for anyone who has to go through something like that.
Bus driver Brian Nixon was stabbed twice in the leg on April 20th. TriMet offered a $1,000 reward for tips leading to the capture of his attacker and police circulated a sketch, but so far, no arrests have been made.
Nixon remains on leave recovering from his injury. I live day-to-day and just hope I can make it through the day. I can t plan on something next week because it s too hard for me to think past the moment, Nixon said.
Nixon was attacked outside a portable restroom set up by TriMet at Southeast 92nd and Flavel Street. His attacker was described as an African American man in his 30s, about 5-foot-9. He had a beard and was wearing a black and red coat, brown pants and a stocking cap.
Background: TriMet driver stabbed in leg
Our operators are out there providing a valuable public service day in and day out, and they deserve the peace of mind of having this man behind bars, said TriMet Safety and Security Executive Harry Saporta. We need to find the suspect and get him off the streets so he cannot hurt anyone else.
KGWreporter Reggie Aqui contributed to this report.