The invader was behind the wheel of the bus no more than three minutes, but during that time managed to bring down to death the pedestrian.
The attacker hijacked a bus in the morning and knocked down a pedestrian, drove on the sidewalk, in the northeast of the us capital. This was reported to journalists on a press-conferences the chief of the Washington police Katie Laner.
“The man attacked a bus driver, stole the vehicle and attempted to drive over the curb in the Parking lot of the gas station, knocked down a pedestrian, she said. – It all happened very quickly, within three minutes.”
Lenin noted that the suspect was arrested. “This is a very strange and cruel man,” she described the attacker.
According to the chief of police, he “was a weapon of a certain type”, but she did not go into details.
In the attack, which occurred at 11:00 local time (18:00 MSK), the passengers were not injured, and the life of the driver is not in danger. The deceased pedestrian was hospitalized, but doctors could not save him.
Earlier, local media reported that the three Teens struck the driver with a screwdriver a few times and stole the bus.