60-year-old man stabbed in the head with screwdriver on NYC bus

When it comes to public transportation in New York City, one can never tell what they may encounter, but getting stabbed in the head with a screwdriver is likely not high on the list.

However, that is precisely what happened to a 60-year-old man aboard a Bronx MTA bus when a fellow passenger took issue with him playing the drums on his legs to pass the time presumably.

The younger suspect flew into a rage and suddenly stabbed the man in the head without warning, the New York Post reported, citing police and law enforcement sources.

An eyewitness who went onto the bus after the attack described what she saw to the newspaper.

“I was standing in the front of the store. I see that the bus stopped and there were people coming out of the bus and people screaming, saying that someone got stabbed,” she said. “I went inside of the bus and I see that he was bleeding. I came down to the store, grabbed some paper to bring them out. And [people were] just telling me that a guy with a screwdriver cut the guy in the head.”

“He was bleeding a lot. He was bleeding like crazy and he was talking,” the woman said. “People were asking him how old he was because they were calling the ambulance. And he was like conscious of what was happening.”

The injured man was taken to a local hospital in stable condition, according to police, and the assailant made a quick getaway and was not apprehended.

Social media users seem to be “conflicted” over the outcome… here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story, as seen on X:

Tom Tillison


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