Fatal stabbing on train in Portland, Ore.

A man charged with fatally stabbing two men and injuring a third who tried to shield young women from an anti-Muslim tirade appeared to brag about the attacks as he sat in the back of a police patrol car, saying “that’s what liberalism gets you,” according to court documents.

The probable cause affidavit filed Tuesday offers the most complete official account to date of the events that unfolded Friday on a light-rail car packed with commuters eager to get home for the Memorial Day weekend.

Jeremy Joseph Christian, the man arrested in the stabbings, shouted “You call it terrorism! I call it patriotism!” and “Death to the enemies of America!” as he made his first appearance in the case Tuesday. Christian, 35, did not enter a plea and has another court date June 7.

Defense attorney Gregory Scholls did not return a call for comment after the hearing.

A probable cause affidavit describes a chaotic scene on the train from the moment Christian boarded.

He was drinking sangria from a large, bladder-style bag and began shouting anti-Muslim slurs once he spotted the two young women.

Both are black and one was wearing a Muslim head covering, according to the affidavit signed by Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Ryan Lufkin.

One passenger tried to intervene and was not hurt. The women moved away from the defendant.

Surveillance video then shows Christian turn his attention to a man, Taliesin Namkai-Meche, who was seated. It wasn’t immediately clear if Namkai-Meche, 23, said something to Christian to draw his attention, but he stood up as Christian began shouting at him.

A third passenger, Micah Fletcher, stood up as well and pushed Christian hard enough to make him stumble, the affidavit said.

Christian pulled a folded knife from his pocket and concealed it in his hand. As a shoving match ensued, the documents say Christian stabbed first Fletcher, then Namkai-Meche. A fourth passenger, Ricky Best, tried to come to their aid and was immediately stabbed as well.

Best, 53, died on the train and Namkai-Meche died at the hospital a short time later. Fletcher survived and was released from the hospital Monday. He attended Christian’s court hearing but did not speak with reporters.

Autopsies showed both victims died from stab wounds to their necks and Best also had a fractured vertebra. The stab wound to Fletcher’s neck “missed being a fatal injury by millimeters,” court papers said, quoting his doctors.

In the patrol car, Christian can be heard on surveillance video saying he stabbed three people in the neck and that he can “die a happy man,” according to court papers. (AP)

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Jeremy Joseph Christian shouts as he is arraigned

Jeremy Joseph Christian shouts as he is arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, May 30, 2017. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP, Pool)

Micah Fletcher watches as Jeremy Joseph Christian is arraigned

Micah Fletcher, a victim of a stabbing attack on a light rail train that left two dead, watches as suspect Jeremy Christian is arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, May 30, 2017. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP, Pool)

Jeremy Joseph Christian is arraigned

Jeremy Joseph Christian is arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, May 30, 2017. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP, Pool)

A woman comforts a crying man outside the courtroom

A young woman comforts a crying man outside the courtroom after Jeremy Christian was arraigned in Portland, Ore, Tuesday, May 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Votive candles sit on a rain-soaked memorial

Votive candles bearing the photos of two men who were fatally stabbed on a Portland, Ore., light-train while trying to stop another man from harassing two young women with an anti-Muslim tirade, sit on a rain-soaked memorial on Tuesday, May 30, 2107 in Portland. Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, and Ricky Best, 53, died in the attack. The suspect, Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, made a first court appearance on charges of aggravated murder and attempted murder Tuesday in a Portland, Oregon courthouse. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

A girl leaves a message at a makeshift memorial

A girl leaves a message 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, Ore., May 29, 2017. (Terray Sylvester/Reuters)

Micah Fletcher

Photo of Micah Fletcher posted on gofundme.com, recovering after being stabbed by Jeremy Joseph Christian. (gofundme.com)

Rick Best

Rick Best, fatally stabbed by Jeremy Joseph Christian in Portland, Ore. (Bradd Jaffy via Twitter)

Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche

Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche fatally stabbed by Jeremy Joseph Christian in Portland, Ore. (Bradd Jaffy via Twitter)

Portland residents arrange flowers at a makeshift memorial

Portland residents Sedona Soulfire, 41, center, and Kat Ablola, 38, right, 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, Ore., May 29, 2017. (Terray Sylvester/Reuters)

A note rests at a makeshift memorial

A note rests at a makeshift memorial for two men who were killed May 26 on a commuter train while trying to stop another man from harassing two young women who appeared to be Muslim, in Portland, Ore., May 29, 2017. (Terray Sylvester/Reuters)

A passerby bicycles through a makeshift memorial

A passerby bicycles 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, Ore., May 29, 2017. (Terray Sylvester/Reuters)

A wreath covered with messages hangs on a traffic light pole

A heart-shaped wreath covered with positive messages hangs on a traffic light pole at a memorial for two bystanders who were stabbed to death Friday, while trying to stop a man who was yelling anti-Muslim slurs and acting aggressively toward two young women, including one wearing a Muslim head covering, on a light-trail train in Portland, Ore, Saturday, May 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

A Muslim woman prays at a makeshift memorial

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, Ore., May 29, 2017. (Terray Sylvester/Reuters)

Coco Dougla leaves a handmade sign and rocks she painted at a memorial

Coco Douglas, 8, leaves a handmade sign and rocks she painted at a memorial in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, May 27, 2017, for two bystanders who were stabbed to death Friday while trying to stop a man who was yelling anti-Muslim slurs and acting aggressively toward two young women. From left are Coco’s brother, Desmond Douglas; her father, Christopher Douglas; and her stepmother, Angel Sauls. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

A sign of thanks rests against a traffic light pole

A sign of thanks rests against a traffic light pole at a memorial outside the transit center in Portland, Ore. on Saturday, May 27, 2017. People stopped with flowers, candles, signs and painted rocks for two bystanders who were stabbed to death Friday, while trying to stop a man who was yelling anti-Muslim slurs and acting aggressively toward two young women, including one wearing a Muslim head covering, on a light-trail train in Portland. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler speak at a news conference

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler speak at a news conference after a man fatally stabbed two men Friday on a light-rail train when they tried to stop him from yelling anti-Muslim slurs at two young women, in Portland, Ore., on May 27, 2017. Wheeler on Monday urged U.S. officials and organizers to cancel a “Trump Free Speech Rally” and other similar events, saying they are inappropriate and could be dangerous after the fatal stabbing. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

A flag stands at a makeshift memorial

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, Ore., May 29, 2017. (Terray Sylvester/Reuters)

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown speaks at a news conference

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown speaks at a news conference after a man fatally stabbed two men Friday on a light-rail train when they tried to stop him from yelling anti-Muslim slurs at two young women, one of whom was wearing a hijab in Portland, Ore., Saturday, May 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

Mark Landa and Mary Brooks pay their respects

Mark Landa, 72, and Mary Brooks, 68, of Portland, 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, Ore., May 29, 2017. (Terray Sylvester/Reuters)

Flowers hang on a makeshift memorial

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, Ore., May 29, 2017. (Terray Sylvester/Reuters)

Police investigate a deadly stabbing

Police investigate a deadly stabbing on a Metropolitan Area Express train in northeast Portland, Ore., Friday, May 26, 2017. Police in Oregon say several people died and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young Muslim women. (Jim Ryan/The Oregonian via AP)

Booking photo of Jeremy Joseph Christian

Booking photo of train stabbing suspect, Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, of North Portland, Ore., pictured in this undated handout photo, May 27, 2017. (Portland Police Bureau/Handout via Reuters)

Jeremy Joseph Christian at a Patriot Prayer organized by a pro-Trump group

Jeremy Joseph Christian, right, is seen during a Patriot Prayer organized by a pro-Trump group in Portland, Ore. (John Rudoff via AP)

A chalk message is seen at a makeshift memorial

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, Ore., May 29, 2017. (Terray Sylvester/Reuters)

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