A 32-year-old woman is being held without bail after allegedly shoving a 3-year-old girl off a Northeast Portland MAX station platform and onto the train tracks Wednesday, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office said.
A male bystander quickly rescued the child, who reported a severe headache and had a small red mark on her forehead, the district attorney’s office said.
Brianna Lace Workman, 32, was arraigned Thursday in Multnomah County Circuit Court on charges of first-degree attempted assault, a felony, and third-degree assault, interfering with public transportation, second-degree disorderly conduct, reckless endangerment and harassment, misdemeanors, court records show.
Workman is listed as homeless and living in Portland, according to court records.
Workman is accused of shoving the child, who was waiting with her mother at the Gateway Transit Center on Wednesday. The girl, who was not publicly identified, landed face-first on the metal rail and rocks before being rescued from the train tracks, the district attorney’s office said.
A video of the incident shared by the district attorney’s office appears to show the mother and child standing on a MAX platform near the tracks. Both are wearing winter coats and facing away from the camera. A person wearing a winter coat seated near them abruptly stands up and shoves the girl, whose body strikes the edge of the platform before tumbling head-first onto the train tracks below.
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