Jan. 23 - A Greyhound bus driver is hailed as a hero after he is attacked by a passenger, and manages to bring the bus to a stop. Linda So reports.
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A frightening detour for passengers on board a Greyhound bus heading from Los Angeles to Phoenix.
Police say a passenger attacked the bus driver early Thursday morning while the bus was going 70 miles per hour.
SOUNDBITE: PASSENGER CHRISSY SANCHEZ, SAYING:
"I woke up to just commotion. And I remember hearing screaming and when I realized it was real, I realized we were not on the road anymore. I thought we were going to die."
The driver was able to fend off the attacker and bring the bus to a stop in the median of the highway.
SOUNDBITE: PASSENGER GREGORY FORT, SAYING:
"I knew once he hit that median, there was no way that we were gonna come out of this. But he held it to a 'T'. Even with the guy hitting him and the guy on the steering wheel, he held it real good."
The impact of the swerving bus injured dozens of passengers. The driver is okay.
Police say the suspect and his girlfriend ran away, but were caught and taken into custody.
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