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Casino Bus Stabber Fatally Shot by State Trooper on Interstate 95

By    |   Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 10:31 AM

A Connecticut state trooper fatally shot a man who was stabbing passengers on a casino-bound bus Tuesday night on Interstate 95.

The Associated Press reported state police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance as saying the unidentified man began attacking passengers around 10 p.m. Tuesday. The driver of the Dahlia bus from New York City to Mohegan Sun casino flagged down a trooper at a construction site near Norwalk.

As the trooper approached the bus, the suspect and a passenger "were engaged in physical combat, rolled off the bus and onto the pavement of the highway," Vance said.

The suspect acted aggressively toward the trooper and was shot when he refused to drop his weapon, described as a "cutting instrument," Vance said.

The man died at a hospital. Two people were stabbed and another person suffered non-life threatening injuries when a bullet from the officer's gun ricocheted off the pavement. There was no immediate word on the condition of the two people stabbed.

The trooper wasn't injured.

The bus was carrying about 24 passengers.

Police will "get all the facts and circumstances" from the passengers as part of the investigation, Vance said.

The northbound lanes of the interstate were closed more than seven hours from late Tuesday night until early Wednesday morning.

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