Thursday afternoon, a passenger on a city streetcar was stabbed, police said. The police said that they had caught a suspect in the case.
MEDIC said that the person was badly hurt and taken to the hospital.
The Charlotte Area Transit System says that the customer was hurt when there was a fight on the CityLYNX Gold Line at 4 p.m. It happened on West Trade Street near Cedar Street, near the Johnson and Wales stop.
This is a sad situation for everyone concerned. CATS said in a statement that the safety and well-being of every customer is their top consideration.
CATS said that they are helping the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department look into what happened.
The tweet below verifies the news:
Passenger stabbed on CATS streetcar; arrest made, CMPD sayshttps://t.co/hn0nbkexsG
— Genevieve Curtis (@GenevieveonTV) May 4, 2023
Evan Donovan from Channel 9 was there and saw a broken-down train at the Johnson and Wales stop.
Between the Uptown transit center and the Sunnyside Avenue stop, CATS built a bus bridge.
The CMPD said that the suspect, 49-year-old Robert Bruce Watson, left the scene and went toward Interstate 77, but he was caught later. He is accused of assault with a deadly weapon that caused major injury and has a warrant out of South Carolina for his arrest.
No more details were given out.
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