Bus Passengers Subdue Attacker, Prevent Crash
Greyhound in Arizona nearly went into oncoming traffic
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2014 3:24 PM CST
File photo of a Greyhound bus.   (PRNewsFoto/Greyhound Lines, Inc.)

(Newser) – A bizarre incident on a Greyhound bus in Arizona resulted in injuries to more than 20 people, but police say quick-thinking passengers prevented it from being much, much worse. A 25-year-old man on the bus is accused of attacking the driver just before 2am as they traveled on I-10 near Phoenix, reports CNN. As the two men struggled for control of the wheel, the bus began swerving across the median toward oncoming traffic, say police. At that point, other passengers jumped in and subdued the attacker, reports the Arizona Republic.

"This thing traveled about 300 feet in the median, bouncing up and down, and that's where the injuries occurred," says a state safety official. "I think the officer (at the scene) said it was about 6 feet from going into oncoming traffic." Maquel Donyel Morris faces charges of endangerment, assault, and aggravated assault, reports AP. He fled into the desert when the bus stopped but returned about 30 minutes later and was arrested. Passengers say he seemed to be hallucinating on the bus and at one point screamed, "Everybody's going to die!" None of the passenger injuries are life-threatening.

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Jan 24, 2014 7:18 AM CST
This has nothing to do with bus travel and everything to do with the wave of black criminals out on the street. This guy had enough prior arrests to have been locked up instead of trying to kill people.
Jan 24, 2014 6:21 AM CST
Is it ok to use the "N" word when they are robbing, raping, or trying to kill humans?
Jan 24, 2014 5:43 AM CST
1. As the captain of the ship, so to speak, he should be carrying some heat to protect the lives he is transporting and is responsible for. 2. If this writer owned a bus line and this happened, the headline may have read: "Bus driver pulls his carry weapon and improves the gene pool by removing a would-be attacker from it!