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Man Accused of Stabbing Greyhound Bus Passengers

By Robyn Ridpath, Assignment Editor
Published On: Dec 25 2012 02:50:43 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 25 2012 03:50:45 PM CST

Suspect; Charles Burnett Ripley

DUNSMUIR, Calif. -

A Washington man was arrested after he allegedly stabbed two people on a Greyhound bus early Christmas morning.

Siskiyou County deputies said the stabbing happened around 3:30a.m. The suspect is 66-year-old Charles Burnett Ripley of Kennewick, Washington.

The bus was traveling southbound on Interstate 5 just south of Central Dunsmuir. Witnesses said Ripley was talking to himself and without warning or provocation, lunged across the aisle and began stabbing a 22-year-old woman.

Several passengers on the bus wrestled Ripley to the front of the bus and were able to hold him down until the California Highway Patrol arrived. While passengers were trying to hold Ripley down, he stabbed another passenger, a 23-year-old man.

Both victims were taken to Mercy Medical in Mt. Shasta. Ripley was taken to the Siskiyou County jail where he is being held without bail on charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.