Bravely Taking to Their Feet

31 July 2008
Man decapitated on Canadian bus from the BBC
All of a sudden, we all heard this scream, this bloodcurdling scream, passenger Garnet Caton told CBC television.

The attacker was standing up right over the top of the guy with a large hunting knife — a survival, Rambo knife — holding the guy and continually stabbing him… in the chest area, Mr Caton added.

The attack continued as passengers fled the bus and waited for police on a desolate stretch of the TransCanada Highway near Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.


Sgt Colwell said the brave behaviour of the passengers and driver probably prevented anyone else from being hurt.

I'm not sure just where Sergeant Colwell locates the bravery here. I am, unfortunately, sure that there will be mutterings about how, really, America is ultimately responsible for this attack.

Police don't know what prompted vicious bus attack from CTV
It's not something that happens regularly on a bus, said Colwell. You're sitting there enjoying your trip and then all of a sudden somebody gets stabbed. I imagine it would be pretty traumatic … the way they acted was extraordinary.

They were very brave. They reacted swiftly, calmly in exiting the bus and as a result nobody else was injured.

They beat a very brave retreat.

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One Response to Bravely Taking to Their Feet

  • Beverly says:

    I guess some people are really confused. If you are among any crowd of people and you see a knife attack in the crowd there is no need for the whole crowd to fear one assailant. It is your civic duty to come to the aid of the victim, not run like a damned coward and watch the decapitation from a safe distance. I could see if he had a gun, but a knife!?!?! Come on people. We have to do better. Those passengers have that young man's blood on their hands.

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