Thursday, January 23, 2014
TONOPAH, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a 25-year-old Los Angeles man will be booked for attacking the driver of a Greyhound bus, causing a crash on Interstate 10 in western Arizona that left 24 people injured.
The Dallas-bound bus was heading east from Los Angeles when the crash occurred near Tonopah shortly before 2 a.m.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety said the bus remained upright and none of the 24 people taken to hospitals had life-threatening injuries.
The DPS says the attacker reportedly was hallucinating and indicated he wanted to get off the bus. He was identified as Maquel Morris.
Harquahala (har-kwah-HAY'-luh) Fire District Chief Dan Caudle told KPHO-TV the man "basically went berserk in the bus and grabbed control of vehicle."
Greyhound said the bus was carrying 41 passengers, plus the driver.