Oregon woman charged for allegedly pushing off 3-year-old child onto MAX train tracks

Oregon woman charged for allegedly pushing off 3-year-old child onto MAX train tracks
Oregon woman pushed off a three year old child onto train tracks (KGW News video/screenshot)

PORTLAND, OREGON: An Oregon woman is facing various charges after she pushed off a kid to the train tracks without any apparent reason. Brianna Lace Workman, 32, is held without bail for allegedly shoving a 3-year-old girl onto Gateway Transit Center MAX platform in Northeast Portland train tracks as the mother and daughter were waiting for the train on Wednesday, December 28,  Multnomah County Sheriff’s Department said in a release.

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The witnesses stated that there was no train approaching when the toddler was pushed. Reports from a responding Port of Portland officer said that the girl landed on her face first, suffering just minor injuries to her forehead and complaining of a headache. The woman got detained by the police on Thursday, December 29, and is charged with first-degree attempted assault, third-degree assault, obstructing public transportation, second-degree disorderly conduct, and recklessly endangering another person, according to KGW8 News

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According to the CCTV footage obtained from TriMet, the girl was seen waiting near the tracks with her mother when Workman gets up from the bench behind them and forcibly shoves the child into the tracks. Despite having reportedly sustained minor head injuries, witnesses to the incident immediately hauled the girl to safety.

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The child's mother informed authorities that neither she nor her daughter had ever interacted with Workman before the incident. A private security guard who was present at the event said to authorities that he saw Workman push the little child into the railway tracks without any apparent reason. A second eyewitness claimed to have just witnessed a "little girl flying into the tracks" face first and saw the child's head bounce off the track's metal.

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Workman has a history of assault accusations after being detained in June 2021 for allegedly slashing at a guy with a knife after he invited her to his room for breakfast. I don’t know why I hit him,” Workman reportedly told  police at the time, “I was trying to kill myself by stabbing him.”

Workman was taken to the Multnomah County prison after being arrested on Thursday and is currently being detained without bond. According to the outlet, she is expected to appear in court on January 9.

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