Terrifying moment homeless woman shoves girl, 3, onto Oregon train tracks without provocation

Terrifying moment homeless woman shoves girl, 3, onto Oregon train tracks without provocation – toddler rescued by good Samaritans and treated for multiple head injuries

  • Brianna Lace Workman, 32, shoved the little girl onto the track Thursday 
  • Workman is homeless and officials said the girl did nothing to provoke her 
  • She’s been charged with assault and disorderly conduct 
  • The 3-year-old girl suffered a severe headache and a red mark on her forehead 

A homeless Oregon woman has been arrested and charged for pushing a three-year-old girl onto a train track in a shocking moment captured on video as the city’s homelessness crisis continues.  

Brianna Lace Workman, 32, allegedly shoved the little girl onto the Gateway Transit Center MAX platform in Portland on Thursday. 

The little girl, wearing a pink coat, was waiting in line with her mother as surveillance footage captured someone in a red hat, allegedly Workman, pushing her face-first onto the metal rail.

Luckily, she was pulled back onto the platform by onlookers. She said she had a severe headache and the local district attorney said she had a red mark on her forehead.

A homeless Oregon woman - 32-year-old Brianna Lace Workman - has been arrested and charged for pushing a three-year-old girl onto a train track in a shocking moment captured on video as the city's homelessness crisis continues

A homeless Oregon woman – 32-year-old Brianna Lace Workman – has been arrested and charged for pushing a three-year-old girl onto a train track in a shocking moment captured on video as the city’s homelessness crisis continues

Workman is listed, according to court records, as both homeless and living in Portland. 

The district attorney’s office said that the child did nothing to provoke the attack and the woman just came out of nowhere and shoved her.  

Workman was charged Thursday with first- and third-degree attempted assault, interfering with public transportation, disorderly conduct and reckless endangerment.

The DA’s office has recommended that she remain in custody. 

Her attorney said in a statement: ‘At Ms. Workman’s request, I am not requesting her release at this time, but I am objecting to the state’s motion of preventative detention.’ 

Portland is running rampant with homelessness – with the mayor having made plans to create pickleball courts, skate ramp, and bicycle track in a spot known for homeless camping.

Democrat Ted Wheeler has been blamed for crime skyrocketing, with Portland setting a record for murders in 2021.

The little girl, wearing a pink coat, was waiting in line with her mother as surveillance footage captured someone in a red hat, allegedly Workman, pushing her face-first onto the metal rail.

The little girl, wearing a pink coat, was waiting in line with her mother as surveillance footage captured someone in a red hat, allegedly Workman, pushing her face-first onto the metal rail.

Luckily, she was pulled back onto the platform by onlookers. She said she had a severe headache and the local district attorney said she had a red mark on her forehead

Luckily, she was pulled back onto the platform by onlookers. She said she had a severe headache and the local district attorney said she had a red mark on her forehead

The district attorney's office said that the child did nothing to provoke the attack and the woman just came out of nowhere and shoved her

The district attorney’s office said that the child did nothing to provoke the attack and the woman just came out of nowhere and shoved her

The DA's office has recommended that Workman remain in custody after the attack

The DA’s office has recommended that Workman remain in custody after the attack

Liberals have been in charge for four decades, but locals say they see that changing after crime, drug use and homelessness left the city in shambles.

It almost led reliably blue Oregon to electing a Republican governor, with Democrat Tina Kozek winning by just four points over Republican Christine Drazen. 

Homelessness and crime in Portland exploded over the past two years since the civil unrest brought about by the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. 

Streets are now overrun with tent cities, littered with trash – and the issue is scaring away both locals and tourists. 

In recent years, Portland has seen an alarming rise in homelessness. 

Workman was charged Thursday with first- and third-degree attempted assault, interfering with public transportation, disorderly conduct and reckless endangerment

Workman was charged Thursday with first- and third-degree attempted assault, interfering with public transportation, disorderly conduct and reckless endangerment

In 2019, the city recorded just over 2,000 homeless individuals. 

Less than three years later, that number has risen by 50 per cent, now at more than 3,000 living on the streets.  

The city currently says there are more than 700 encampments in less than 150 square miles. 

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