DUNSMUIR- Charles Burnett Ripley, 66, of Kennewick, WA was arrested early Christmas morning after stabbing a woman on a Greyhound bus in Siskiyou County.
According to the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s officials, Ripley was talking to himself on the bus when he suddenly and without warning attacked a 22-year-old woman who sat across the aisle from him, allegedly stabbing her multiple times. The male passengers immediately wrestled Ripley to the front of the bus and managed to hold him down until the police arrived. When the deputies were called, he was still reported to be in possession of a knife. While detaining Ripley, a 23-year-old man was also stabbed by the suspect. The bus was stopped on Interstate 5 south of the Dunsmuir central exit at around 3:30 am.
Ripley was arrested and booked into the Siskiyou County Jail without bail. He is being charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.
Both victims of the incident were taken to Mercy Medical Center in Mt. Shasta. Their conditions were not immediately known.
“The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department would like to commend the courageous passengers on the bus that detained this man and aided the victim,” Allison Giannini, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department spokesman, said. “The heroic actions of these men saved lives this Christmas morning.”
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