Man Attacks DC Bus Driver, Then Hijacks Bus, Kills Pedestrian

Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
A man reportedly attacked a Washington, D.C., bus driver May 3, 2016, and hijacked the bus before crashing into a pedestrian at a gas station.
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Washington, D.C., police say that in less than three minutes a man attacked a Metrobus driver with a weapon, hijacked the bus and killed a pedestrian before being taken into custody.

According to NBC Washington, around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, the suspect reportedly boarded a bus in Northeast D.C. and took a seat. By the time the bus arrived at the next stop, the suspect had reportedly taken out a weapon and attacked the driver. Realizing that an attack was underway, passengers began leaving the bus. Witnesses told the news station that the man used either needle-nose pliers or a screwdriver to attack the bus driver.


The driver managed to escape, and the suspect then hijacked the bus and crashed several times before striking a man standing near a gas station. The pedestrian was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.   

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier told NBC Washington that the suspect was distraught and violent when he was taken into custody, and she called the incident "bizarre." She would not identify the weapon the attacker used, but added that the police have the weapon in their possession.

Read more at NBC Washington

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