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METRO bus driver stabbed in neck by passenger, police say

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METRO bus driver stabbed in neck by passenger, police say (KTRK)

Houston METRO police say a bus driver was stabbed in the neck by a passenger. The incident took place in the 10600 block of MLK near Airport.

Police say it started as a disturbance between a passenger and the driver. The driver apparently confiscated a knife from the passenger once, but the passenger returned with a second knife to stab the driver in the neck.

The driver narrowly avoided hitting a home with the bus.

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Police say METRO bus driver stabbed in neck in southeast Houston

According to witnesses, he then ran out into traffic to flag down someone to help. A neighbor called 911 and applied pressure to the wound.

A police officer arrived on the scene and shocked the suspect with a Taser, taking him down and into custody.

The driver was taken to Ben Taub Hospital. He is expected to survive the stabbing.

There's no word on the possible charges.
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