Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Edmonton Police Charge Youth with Attempted Murder in Stabbing of Bus Driver

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Edmonton Police Charge Youth with Attempted Murder in Stabbing of Bus Driver

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Edmonton police charge youth after bus driver stabbed

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Edmonton police have charged a 15-year-old boy with attempted murder and other offences after a transit bus driver was stabbed multiple times.

Police say the 65-year-old driver was attacked early Wednesday morning and is recovering in hospital with serious but not life-threatening wounds.

The youth, who can't be named because of his young age, is also charged with aggravated assault, possession of an offensive weapon dangerous to the public and theft of a motor vehicle.

The head of the union that represents the driver says the victim was stabbed up to 13 times after he refused a ride to a passenger.

Mark Tetterington, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 569, has said the driver, who's been with Edmonton transit for six years, was stabbed twice in the neck and several times in the groin. …

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