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Aurora Police Investigate Deadly Stabbing On RTD Bus

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– Police in Aurora are investigating a stabbing that happened on an RTD bus and left one person dead.

The stabbing happened at about 4:40 p.m. aboard the bus in the area of E. Smoky Hill and S. Chambers Road.

RTD spokesman Scott Reed said there was an altercation between two males and another male on the moving bus.

Aurora Police spokeswoman Cassidee Carlson said the altercation moved to the front of the bus where the driver realized what was happening and pulled over at E. Smoky Hill and S. Chambers.

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During the altercation the third male pulled out a knife and stabbed the other two. Sometime during the incident the two pushed the third up against the windshield causing it to break out.

The two who were stabbed got off the bus. One man walked eastbound to the intersection of S. Chambers Road and E. Smoky Hill Road where he collapsed. He was rushed to the hospital and died a short time later.

The second male who was stabbed walked through the parking lot and was eventually contacted and taken to the hospital with what police believe are non-life threatening injuries.

The man responsible for the stabbing stayed at the scene and was taken to Aurora Police Headquarters for questioning.

There were approximately ten other passengers on the bus who were also questioned by detectives.

Police are trying to figure out if the males knew each other and the motive behind the altercation.

Cassidee said it is too early to know what possible charges could result.


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