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 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.