His next court appearance will be June 7. His court-appointed attorney, Gregory Scholl, did not immediately return a call for comment.
Police have charged Christian with a double murder and hate crimes after he cut the throats of two men and stabbed another on a commuter train late on Friday afternoon.
Christian also has a 2011 conviction on federal charges of felon in possession of a firearm, court documents show.
Authorities say Friday's attack happened after Christian boarded a MAX light rail train at 4:19 p.m. and yelled at the two teens who already were aboard. At one point, he threatens to stab the driver of the train Thursday, according to video from a passenger posted by TV station KOIN. The women moved away from Christian.
When asked if banning the speech was constitutional, the Mayor's spokesperson said it was "right" and the concern for potential violence took precedence...which doesn't really answer the question.
Christian shouted "Do something!" and shoved Fletcher in the chest and appeared to pull a folded knife from his pocket, the affidavit said. He was released from the hospital Monday.
In court documents, prosecutors say Christian confessed while in the back seat of a patrol auto after his arrest.
Two of the men died.
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Fletcher, who was treated for serious but nonlife-threatening injuries, narrowly avoided a more serious laceration to his neck by "millimeters", he said. He said he thought he might die that day, but made a decision to stand up for something he thought was wrong nonetheless. Currently, more than 70 percent of Portland is non-Hispanic white and only about 6 percent of the city's population is black, according to the most recent U.S. Census data. What's more, Gibson claims that if his June 4 permit is revoked, he won't be able to kick out troublemakers.
The Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League won a multimillion-dollar civil case in 1990 against the White Aryan Resistance on behalf of his family, and the damages crippled the organization. "Let's do them honor by standing with them and carrying on their legacy of standing up to hate and bigotry and violence".
In the suburb of Troutdale, an Iranian refugee found his home painted with racist graffiti and death threats. On Tuesday, Mayor Wheeler told Oregon Public Broadcasting that Gibson's event, so soon after the incident, is not responsible.
"I have asked our Human Resources bureau to make sure we have EAP counselors available to BDS staff when we return to work on Tuesday".
TEMPLETON: Police say that they are investigating what they call his extremist beliefs. He also called on the government to block a "March Against Sharia" that is scheduled for June 10 but has not received permits.
Rally organizer Joey Gibson denounced Christian's actions, which he told CBS News correspondent Mireya Villarreal others are using against him.
"I think he's doing the right thing and going, 'Hey, this is not a great time for this, '" Lindquist said.
He had been seen at a Portland "free speech" rally in April, draped in an American flag and reportedly chanting racial slurs.
Gibson responded to Wheeler's request Monday, insisting he won't cancel the event, and warning that without the structure he plans to provide for the rally, the protests will likely spin out of control.