Albuquerque bus stabbing lands man in jail

June 7, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man is facing charges after allegedly stabbing another man during a dispute on a city bus.

Police say 27-year-old Jerod Baca was arrested and booked into the [auth] Metropolitan Detention Center early Friday on charges of aggravated battery and tampering with evidence.

Officers were called out just after midnight to a city bus that was stopped along Central Avenue.

Witnesses say a man got on the bus without paying and was harassing the driver. That’s when Nathaniel Creager stepped up to defend the driver. The man, later identified as Baca, pulled out a knife, slashed Creager’s arm and then fled.

Police spotted Baca running near Central and Jackson and took him into custody.

It’s not clear whether Baca has a lawyer.

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