Police seek suspect in MTA bus stabbing

February 25, 2004|By Del Quentin Wilber | Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF

City police yesterday released a photograph of a man wanted for questioning in the stabbing of a Maryland Transit Administration bus driver Monday evening and said the incident began with an argument over the proper fare for a bus pass.

The bus driver, Bryant McAllister, 40, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with the knife still lodged in his neck. He was listed in serious condition yesterday.

The photograph of the stabbing suspect was taken by a camera on the MTA bus shortly before the attack, police said.

McAllister was driving the bus in the 300 block of E. Baltimore St. about 5:45 p.m. when he got into an argument with the passenger, who did not have enough money for an all-day pass, police said.

McAllister got off his bus to find a police officer when the passenger stabbed him in the neck with a steak knife two blocks from the bus' City Hall destination, police said.

Anyone with information is urged to call police at 410-396-2411.

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