UPDATE: Witness recounts moments before passenger stabbed bus driver

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - Update: A man who witnessed chaos erupt on a Greyhound Bus recounted the moments leading up to a passenger reportedly stabbing the bus driver. 

Kagan Richardson was traveling to Las Vegas from California Friday night when he said the bus swerved, waking him up. 

Other passengers quickly let him know what was going on.

"Apparently one one of the passengers kept getting up during the ride, kept bothering the bus driver," Richardson said. 

Richardson said there seemed to be no disruptions prior to the incident, but as soon as the passenger became unruly, the bus driver was forced to pull over. 

Richardson said the driver left the bus to call police and the passenger followed him outside. That's when the stabbing happened. 

"I'm thankful that I actually sat in the back of the bus. This man sat in the front of the bus, I came this close to riding the front, so i'm glad i didn't get involved in this situation." 

 

Original Story: 

31-year-old Armando Juarez was arrested on attempted murder charges after allegedly stabbing a bus driver on Friday night.

Around 11 p.m. the Nevada Highway Patrol Dispatch Center received a call from a Greyhound Bus driver who said he was dealing with an unruly passenger that appeared to be under the influence on Interstate 15 near mile marker 24.

NHP says that Juarez, the unruly passenger, pulled out a knife and fought with the driver. The driver was stabbed twice in the chest and once in the thigh.

The dispatcher put the Clark County Fire Department on the phone, so they could help the driver administer first aid to himself until emergency crews arrived.

Juarez ran from the scene across Interstate 15 to the center median. He was seen taking his shirt off and attempting to punch passing vehicles.

Responding troopers were able to take Juarez into custody. Both he and the driver were transported to the hospital for treatment. At 12:40 a.m. the bus was allowed to continue to its destination in Las Vegas.

The 55-year-old male driver is undergoing treatment but does not have life threatening injuries.

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