As maddening as it is when hate crimes inspire dozens of high-profile headlines before turning out to be hoaxes, it’s sobering when there are fatalities to make it clear an incident was no hoax.

According to the Oregonian, two men were killed and one wounded in a stabbing on a Portland commuter train Friday after they confronted a man who was allegedly yelling racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim.

Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, was taken into custody on suspicion of aggravated murder and attempted murder early Saturday morning, but the identities of those killed in the incident weren’t released until Saturday afternoon.

BuzzFeed has compiled a number of Christian’s Facebook posts. He apparently was a passionate Bernie Sanders supporter who wished death upon Hillary Clinton and her supporters but just couldn’t bring himself to vote for Donald Trump.

Here’s video by journalist Mike Bivins reportedly showing Christian doing his thing at a free speech rally in Portland in April; it doesn’t take Christian too much effort to be disowned by everyone around him. (Language warning.)

The two men, and the third who was injured, were hailed as heroes.

Ricky John Best, 53, and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, 23, were killed, while 21-year-old Micah David-Cole Fletcher was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

According to the Oregonian, the FBI in Portland hasn’t yet ruled the incident an act of domestic terror, but if it’s necessary to flesh out some narrative that has to be posted today, don’t let that stop you.