PORTLAND – A 13-year-old boy stabbed a man in apparent self defense who was attacking him on a MAX train in Southeast Portland Wednesday afternoon, police said.
Officers arrested 32-year-old Mitchell Scott Field (pictured), who was stabbed during an altercation with a 13-year-old boy, said Sgt. Pete Simpson with Portland police.
After speaking with witnesses and reviewing video from the MAX train near 9369 Southeast Holgate Boulevard, investigators determined Field initiated a physical confrontation with the 13-year-old whom he did not know, Simpson said.
Just after 3 p.m., Field punched and choked the teen before the teen pulled out a knife and stabbed him in apparent self defense, Simpson said.
Field was booked in the Multnomah County Jail on strangulation, interfering with public transportation, and offensive physical contact charges.