Charges for SEPTA Bus Stabbing Suspect

Police say a person has been charged in connection with a stabbing that followed a fight between two riders on a SEPTA bus in northeast Philadelphia last week.

A law enforcement source told NBC10 a suspect was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and other related offenses. He has not yet been identified however.

Police say the man boarded the Route 56 bus on Torresdale Avenue around 2 p.m. Friday but was unable to pay the fare and was asked by the bus driver to leave the bus at the next stop.

When the man refused to leave, the victim started arguing with him about holding up the bus from continuing on.

The argument became physical and during the altercation, the man pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim several times in the head and body, police said. The man then ran away from the scene. Part of the altercation was captured on surveillance video.

The victim, who is in his 40s, was rushed to Temple University Hospital. He's listed in stable but critical condition, police said.

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