Someone was seriously hurt after being stabbed on a city bus, police said Wednesday.
It happened on East Sugar Creek Road around 2:30 p.m., according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
In an alert sent through their app, CMPD said the victim was taken to a hospital after he was stabbed multiple times on a Charlotte Area Transportation System bus.
On Thursday, police asked for help identifying the suspect and shared photos of him.
Channel 9′s Evan Donovan spoke with someone who called 911.
“The CATS bus stopped like it normally does here on Sugar Creek Road,” said the man who didn’t want to be identified. “Three people got off. One came up toward the old nightclub through the Asian market. Two others went toward Tryon (Street). I noticed one had a bloody sleeve and was stumbling. He collapsed. I realized that he’d been stabbed, and I called 911 and administered first aid until MEDIC arrived.”
He said this serves as a reminder to always stay vigilant.
“You need to be very conscious of who’s around you,” he said. “What’s going on? Who is across the street and who is walking down the street? Do they look out of place?”
Witness Jonathan Baez said he’s still trying to process what happened. The barber remembers seeing a man covered in blood stumbling outside of DR Stylo hair salon.
“He was holding a bag,” Baez said. “But he had blood all around his body.”
Baez believes that was the man police say was stabbed.
It’s not clear what led up to the incident.
Police asked anyone who might know who the suspect is to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 with their anonymous tip. You could be eligible for an award if your tip leads to an arrest.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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