African Migrant Stabs Bus Driver in the Chest, Attacks Police
The Italian news agency ANSA says an apparently drunken 19-year-old asylum seeker from Ivory Coast has stabbed a public transit bus driver in the Tuscan city of Siena, causing a serious injury.
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ANSA said the police, alerted by passengers waiting for the bus at midday Saturday, shot the man in the leg after he turned his attack on them, first heaving a large glass bottle at them and then attacking them with a knife.
According to ANSA, the assailant was the last passenger to get off the bus. Following an argument with the driver and in a drunken state, he ran into a nearby house where he has been residing as an asylum seeker to grab a knife. He returned to stab the bus driver three times in the chest, while passengers called police.
ANSA said the driver was in serious condition.