'Unprovoked' attack: Woman caught on camera pushing 3-year-old girl onto train tracks

‘Unprovoked’ attack: Woman caught on camera pushing 3-year-old girl onto train tracks

(As originally published with video and suspect’s mugshot, Sat, December 31st 2022, 1:15 PM EST)

PORTLAND, Ore. (TND/KATU) — A woman is facing several charges, accused of shoving a toddler onto commuter train tracks.

The scary moments were caught on camera and luckily, the 3-year-old girl is OK.

It happened Wednesday night in Portland, Ore.

The toddler can clearly be seen standing near her mother on a platform at the Gateway Transit Center in Northeast Portland, and a woman identified as 32-year-old Breanna Workman was sitting behind her.

'Unprovoked' attack: Woman caught on camera pushing 3-year-old girl onto train tracks
Woman seen pushing 3-year-old onto train tracks in ‘unprovoked’ attack, Dec. 28, 2022. (Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office)

According to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office,

”A mother and child were waiting for a MAX train when Workman allegedly shoved the child, aged three, off of the platform and onto the MAX train tracks without provocation.”

The video shows the child landing face-first on the metal rail and rocks. She was quickly rescued but had a severe headache and a small red mark on their forehead.

Then, the woman calmly sat back down while the victim’s mother and bystanders pulled her to safety.

Court documents said neither the mother nor daughter had prior contact with Workman, calling the incident “unprovoked.”

Workman is charged with attempted first-degree assault, third-degree assault, interfering with public transportation, second-degree disorderly conduct, and recklessly endangering another person.

One of the charges filed against Workman permits pretrial detention under Oregon law, and the DA’s office is requesting she stays in custody without bail.

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