Portland, Oregon – 32-year-old Brianna Lace Workman was arrested for shoving a 3-year-old child onto the MAX train tracks.
Workman was arraigned on Thursday and charged with first-degree attempted assault, third-degree attempted assault, interfering with public transportation, second-degree disorderly conduct and recklessly endangering another person, according to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office.
Brianna Lace Workman appears in Multnomah County court; photo courtesy of KOIN
Brianna Workman was caught on surveillance video shoving the child onto the train tracks.
The child suffered a moderate head injury.
A woman is facing charges after the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office said she shoved a child onto the MAX train tracks in Portland, injuring the child and interfering with public transportation.
According to the district attorney’s office, Workman was near a mother and her child at the Gateway Transit Center MAX platform when Workman allegedly shoved the child off the platform and onto the MAX train tracks.
There was nothing the 3-year-old child did to provoke the attack, the district attorney’s office said.
TriMet surveillance video of the incident shows someone wearing a red hat pushing a child in a pink coat onto the rails, causing the child to land face-first on the metal rail of the track and rocks before she was pulled back onto the platform by bystanders who rushed toward the child.
The child reported having a severe headache after falling, according to the DA’s office, which added the child also had a red mark on their forehead after the incident.
The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office has filed charges and is requesting Workman remain in custody and be held without bail.