Portland train attack: Man arrested for stealing hero's ring

One of the men who was allegedly stabbed to death by a white supremacist on a Portland train had his backpack and wedding ring stolen off his dead body.

53-year-old Army veteran Ricky John Best, along with two other men confronted Jeremy Christian, who was shouting racist things at Muslim teen girls.

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A convicted felon, Jeremy Christian, 35, accused of fatally stabbings two Good Samaritans who tried to stop Christian from harassing a pair of women who appeared to be Muslim, shouts during an appearance in Multnomah County Circuit Court in Portland, Oregon, U.S., May 30, 2017. REUTERS/Beth Nakamura/Pool TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Micah Fletcher (C), the surviving victim of Friday's MAX train attack, watches as suspect Jeremy Christian (not shown) is arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court in Portland, Oregon, U.S., May 30, 2017. REUTERS/Beth Nakamura/Pool
George Tscaggeny, 51, arrested in connection with the theft of a backpack and wedding ring of stabbing victim Ricky Best, is shown in this booking photo provided June 2, 2107. Portland Police Bureau/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
A chalk message is seen at a makeshift memorial for two men who were killed on a commuter train while trying to stop another man from harassing two young women who appeared to be Muslim, in Portland, Oregon, U.S. May 29, 2017. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
A teenager at the center of the Portland stabbing attack thanked the men who died trying to defend her… https://t.co/woK2LKdY1g
Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, of North Portland, Oregon is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters May 27, 2017. Portland Police Bureau/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
"They lost their lives because of me & my friend, and the way we looked," witness on Portland train stabbing victim… https://t.co/KP6awo3bG0
Flowers hang on a makeshift memorial for two men who were killed on a commuter train while trying to stop another man from harassing two young women who appeared to be Muslim, in Portland, Oregon, U.S. May 29, 2017. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A flag bearing an abbreviation for "Portland" stands at a makeshift memorial for two men who were killed on a commuter train while trying to stop another man from harassing two young women who appeared to be Muslim, in Portland, Oregon, U.S. May 29, 2017. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable. The victims were standing up to hate and intolerance. Our prayers are w/ them.
A convicted felon, Jeremy Christian, 35, accused of fatally stabbings two Good Samaritans who tried to stop Christian from harassing a pair of women who appeared to be Muslim, appears in Multnomah County Circuit Court in Portland, Oregon, U.S., May 30, 2017. REUTERS/Beth Nakamura/Pool
A passerby walks through a makeshift memorial for two men who were killed on a commuter train while trying to stop another man from harassing two young women who appeared to be Muslim, in Portland, Oregon, U.S. May 29, 2017. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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A Muslim woman, who preferred not to giver her name, prays at a makeshift memorial for two men who were killed on a commuter train while trying to stop another man from harassing two young women who appeared to be Muslim, in Portland, Oregon, U.S. May 29, 2017. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
People have raised nearly $1 million for the victims of the Portland stabbing and their families. https://t.co/1Ms8L1l8lj
Portland residents Sedona Soulfire, 41, left, and Kat Ablola, 38, arrange flowers at a makeshift memorial for two men who were killed on a commuter train while trying to stop another man from harassing two young women who appeared to be Muslim, at the Hollywood Transit Station in Portland, Oregon, U.S. May 29, 2017. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
Nearly $1M Raised for Portland Stabbing Victims as One of the Girls Being Harassed Gives Her Thanks https://t.co/CfzK7j1CzJ
A convicted felon, Jeremy Christian, 35, accused of fatally stabbings two Good Samaritans who tried to stop Christian from harassing a pair of women who appeared to be Muslim, shouts during an appearance in Multnomah County Circuit Court in Portland, Oregon, U.S., May 30, 2017. REUTERS/Beth Nakamura/Pool TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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People pay their respects at a makeshift memorial for two men who were killed on a commuter train while trying to stop another man from harassing two young women who appeared to be Muslim, in Portland, Oregon, U.S. May 29, 2017. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
Portland Mayor: Stabbing attack victims "died heroes as a result of a horrific act of racist violence."… https://t.co/p2CSNZIsH4
Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, of North Portland, Oregon is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters May 27, 2017. Portland Police Bureau/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. THIS PICTURE WAS PROCESSED BY REUTERS TO ENHANCE QUALITY. AN UNPROCESSED VERSION HAS BEEN PROVIDED SEPARATELY
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Christian's response was to attack the men, killing two and severely injuring another.

Police in Portland released this surveillance video of the suspect who stole the backpack and ring off of Best's body.

The suspect, George Tscaggeny, was arrested and is in custody.

USA-MUSLIMS/PORTLAND(George Tscaggeny via Portland Police/Reuters)

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