The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Department said in a release that an Oregon woman was arraigned Thursday and is being held without bail for allegedly pushing a 3-year-old child onto train tracks while the child and mother were waiting at a Portland train station.
Brianna Lace Workman, 32, is accused of shoving the child face-first onto the tracks of the Gateway Transit Center MAX platform in Northeast Portland without “provocation.”
Before a train could arrive, a bystander rescued the child from the tracks.
The 3-year-old suffered a severe headache and a red mark on their forehead from hitting their face on the track, the release said.
The suspect appears to jump up from where she was sitting on a bench on the platform and push the child who was standing in front of her, according to surveillance video released by the district attorney’s office.
Workman was charged with attempted first-degree assault, third-degree assault, interfering with public transportation, disorderly conduct in the second degree, and recklessly endangering another person.