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    Man decapitates passenger aboard Greyhound bus in Manitoba

    Overview: A man on a bus decides to stab a sleeping passenger to death, the bus driver pulls over, and everyone runs off the bus, sans the murderer and victim. The murderer stabs the victim 43 times then decapitates him and carries his head to the front of the bus for all to see (FOX News Live). Police arrive slightly late.


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    Thursday, July 31, 2008

    A passenger repeatedly stabbed and then decapitated a young man aboard a Greyhound bus travelling through Manitoba overnight in what appears to be a random attack, a witness said Thursday. The RCMP would not confirm the reports, only saying that a "major incident" took place late Wednesday evening on the bus as it drove along the Trans-Canada Highway en route to Winnipeg from Edmonton.

    A man was taken into custody after an hours-long standoff with police ended around 1 a.m. near Portage la Prairie, a city about 85 kilometres west of Winnipeg, according to reports.

    Passenger Garnet Caton, who was sitting in the seat in front of the victim, told CBC News in gruesome detail how he saw the attacker stab his seatmate, a young man sleeping with his headphones on. Caton said he heard a "blood-curdling scream" and turned around to see the attacker holding a large "Rambo" hunting knife above the victim, "continually stabbing him in the chest area." "He must have stabbed him 50 times or 60 times." As panicked passengers fled the bus, "the attacker was over top of the victim … continually cutting him. I think the victim was gone at that point," Caton said.

    Trio tried to check on victim
    Caton, the driver and a trucker who had stopped at the scene later boarded the vehicle to see if the victim was still alive. "When we came back on the bus, it was visible at the end of the bus he was cutting the guy's head off and pretty much gutting him up," said Caton. The attacker ran at them, Caton said, and they ran out of the bus, holding the door shut as he tried to slash at the trio. When the attacker tried to drive the bus away, the driver disabled the vehicle, Caton said.

    "While we were watching the door, he calmly walks up to the front with the head in his hand and the knife and just calmly stares at us and drops the head right in front of us," said Caton.

    Acted 'like he was a robot'
    Caton described the attacker as surprisingly calm. "It was like he was at the beach or something. There was no rage in him. He wasn't swearing or cursing or anything. It was just like he was a robot or something."

    Police cruisers arrived about 10 minutes after the attack began, he estimates, and officers began directing passengers to school buses to take them to a hotel in Brandon. "While we were waiting on the side of the road, [the attacker] was taunting the police with the head in his hand," said Caton.

    Caton described the attacker as appearing "totally normal" earlier in the journey, even chatting with a young woman as he smoked a cigarette during a break. But when he got back on the bus, he moved his belongings from the front to a seat beside the victim in the back and about 20 minutes later began attacking the man, said Caton. "He didn't say anything to the victim at all," said Caton.

    'Pretty traumatic'
    A six-year-old and other children were among the passengers who saw the horrific incident unfold, said Caton. "It was pretty traumatic," he said, adding that some passengers said they have been unable to sleep or eat since it happened.

    A chaplain and crisis team were on hand to counsel passengers at the hotel, he said.

    Officers were still at the scene early Thursday and brought portable search lights to examine the bus, the CBC's Sean Kavanagh reported. Traffic was being rerouted to a side road.

    Abby Wambaugh, media relations spokeswoman for Greyhound Canada, said there were 37 passengers and a driver aboard the bus.

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    'Being' is not safe. Blissful is ignorance.

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    Some people just want to watch the world burn.

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