Homeless woman shoves toddler onto railway tracks in Portland

Homeless woman shoves toddler onto railway tracks in Portland

As the city’s homelessness situation worsens, a homeless Oregon woman has been arrested and charged with pushing a three-year-old girl onto a railway track in a horrifying moment captured on film.

A homeless Oregon woman - 32-year-old Brianna Lace Workman - has been arrested and charged for pushing a three-year-old girl onto a train track in a shocking moment captured on video as the city's homelessness crisis continues
On Thursday, Brianna Lace Workman, 32, reportedly threw the young girl onto the Gateway Transit Center MAX platform in Portland.

The little child, dressed in a pink coat, was standing in line with her mother when someone in a red hat, apparently Workman, pushed her face-first over the metal barrier.

Onlookers helped drag her back onto the platform. She claimed to be suffering from a bad headache, and the local district attorney stated that she had a red mark on her forehead.

Brianna Lace Workman, 32, of Portland, Oregon, has been arrested and accused with pushing a three-year-old daughter onto a train track in a shocking moment captured on film as the city’s homelessness issue worsens.

According to court documents, Workman is both homeless and resides in Portland.

According to the district attorney’s office, the youngster did nothing to trigger the attack, and the woman abruptly appeared out of nowhere and shoved her.

Workman was charged on Thursday with attempted assault in the first and third degrees, interfering with public transportation, disorderly conduct, and reckless endangerment.

The district attorney’s office has recommended that she remain in detention.

‘At Ms. Workman’s request, I am not demanding her release at this time, but I am objecting to the state’s motion of preventative detention,’ her attorney said in a statement.

The district attorney's office said that the child did nothing to provoke the attack and the woman just came out of nowhere and shoved her

Portland is rife with homelessness, with the mayor planning to build pickleball courts, a skate ramp, and a bicycle track in an area known for homeless camps.

Democrat Ted Wheeler has been blamed for an increase in violence, with Portland establishing a new high for homicides in 2021.

According to the district attorney’s office, the youngster did nothing to trigger the attack, and the woman abruptly appeared out of nowhere and shoved her.

The little girl, wearing a pink coat, was waiting in line with her mother as surveillance footage captured someone in a red hat, allegedly Workman, pushing her face-first onto the metal rail

The little child, dressed in a pink coat, was standing in line with her mother when someone in a red hat, apparently Workman, pushed her face-first over the metal barrier.

Onlookers helped drag her back onto the platform. She claimed to be suffering from a bad headache, and the local district attorney stated that she had a red mark on her forehead.Workman was charged Thursday with first- and third-degree attempted assault, interfering with public transportation, disorderly conduct and reckless endangerment

The district attorney’s office has requested that Workman remain in detention following the attack.Luckily, she was pulled back onto the platform by onlookers. She said she had a severe headache and the local district attorney said she had a red mark on her forehead

Liberals have ruled for four decades, but residents claim that is changing after increased crime, drug use, and homelessness have left the city in ruin.

It almost resulted to the election of a Republican governor in dependably blue Oregon, with Democrat Tina Kozek defeating Republican Christine Drazen by four points in November.

Homelessness and violence in Portland have skyrocketed in the two years after the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor sparked civil turmoil.

Tent cities have taken over the streets, which are now filled with trash, scaring away both locals and tourists.

Portland has seen an alarming increase in homelessness in recent years.

Workman was charged on Thursday with attempted assault in the first and third degrees, interfering with public transportation, disorderly conduct, and reckless endangerment.

In 2019, the city registered slightly more than 2,000 homeless people.

In less than three years, that number has increased by half, to more than 3,000 people living on the streets.

According to the city, there are already around 700 encampments in fewer than 150 square miles

 

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