A man stabbed a Washington, D.C. bus driver with a screwdriver, hijacked the bus and struck a pedestrian, who later died, police said. The incident was reported after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, when suspect Keith James Loving, 30, allegedly got on the bus in Northeast Washington, and soon after attacked the driver.
The driver and other passengers were able to get off the bus.
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During the joyride, pedestrian Anthony Payne, 40,was struck – and later died from his injuries, the Metropolitan Police Department said in a release Tuesday night.
The Metrobus was recovered a short distance away in a gas station parking lot following the “busjacking,” police said.
Loving was charged with second-degree murder.
The driver’s injuries aren’t life-threatening, police said.
The bus was traveling along the U6 line and headed to the city’s Lincoln Heights neighborhood when it was hijacked.
Metrobus — the sixth busiest bus agency in the United States — features more than 1,500 buses covering 325 routes.