PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Authorities have identified the teenager who is accused of stabbing a Port Authority bus driver six times in downtown Pittsburgh.
The altercation happened Thursday evening near the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Market Street on the 67 Monroeville.
The 47-year-old driver asked the suspect to stop disturbing passengers. When he would not stop, the driver asked the teenager to get off the bus.
The suspect refused, walked to the front of the bus, spit on the driver, pulled out a knife and allegedly stabbed him six times.
Three women who were on the bus with the suspect cooperated with police investigators.
“The information that’s been put out publicly has led us in some very positive directions,” Port Authority spokesman Jim Ritchie said.
Authorities have not released the suspect’s name.
On Friday night, the SWAT Team went to a home on the North Side and executed a search warrant, but the suspect was not there.
The driver has been with the Port Authority since 2006. He was stabbed in the stomach. Doctors have inserted a feeding tube which could keep him in the hospital for an extended period of time.
He is expected to recover.