A woman was arrested and charged for allegedly pushing a 3-year-old girl “face-first” onto the train tracks at Gateway Transit Center MAX platform in Northeast Portland, Oregon on Wednesday (Dec. 28).
via: New York Post
The toddler had been unwittingly standing next to her mother on Portland’s Gateway Transit Center MAX platform when the ruthless attack took place, video shows.
A stranger — believed to be 32-year-old Brianna Lace Workman — sitting behind the mother-and-daughter duo suddenly stands up and shoves the 3-year-old forward, according to the footage and the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office.
The girl, who was standing just beyond the white caution line, hit the floor first and slid over the edge head-first.
“The child landed face-first onto the metal rail and rocks before being quickly rescued from the train tracks,” Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt said in a statement.
The video shows the woman who shoved her sitting back on the bench as bystanders pull the girl to safety.
Workman was arraigned Thursday on charges of first-degree attempted assault, third-degree attempted assault, interfering with public transportation, second-degree disorderly conduct and recklessly endangering another person.
The toddler did nothing to provoke the attack, the district attorney said.