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Published on June 20, 2024
Man Arrested for Stabbing During Confrontation on San Antonio VIA BusSource: Wikipedia/Junimeek, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

A confrontation aboard a VIA Metropolitan Transit bus in San Antonio turned violent Thursday morning when one man was stabbed in the face. VIA officials and San Antonio emergency crews responded to the incident, which took place at the Randolph Park and Ride shortly before 9 a.m.

According to VIA spokesperson, one man boarded the bus and began a verbal altercation with an another rider "looking to start a fight". The situation escalated when the initiator of the confrontation was stabbed with a knife, sustaining a facial laceration, as reported by MySanAntonio.com.

A security officer from VIA intervened shortly after the altercation erupted, breaking up the fight. The injured man was transported to a local hospital with injuries deemed not life-threatening, while the other man involved in the brawl was arrested by VIA Transit Police Department officers for the stabbing. This was confirmed by both the VIA spokesperson and a representative from the San Antonio Fire Department, with no other passengers reported to be hurt in the fracas.

Initial reports inaccurately suggested that the incident had resulted in a severed limb, but this was later clarified as incorrect. "No other injuries were reported," states a piece from KENS 5. Only one other person was on the bus at this time of the incident and did not report any injuries. Details surrounding the circumstances of the argument and the identities of the individuals involved have not been disclosed. Authorities are continuing to investigate the motive and the series of events leading up to the stabbing. This story is still developing and more information is expected to be released following a thorough investigation by local law enforcement.