TARC riders reflect on stabbing after 911 calls released

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by Karma Dickerson

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 11:50 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)-- Many TARC passengers say they're more than occasional riders.

And while most of their commutes are uneventful, confrontations aren't unusual.

Riders just put their head down and hope they don't get caught up in the trouble.

But very few say they've never witnessed anything like the scene that played out in on March 16.

The bus driver is seen complaining about the drunk passenger who verbally harasses her, and the group of teens sitting on the back of the bus. 

About two minutes into Anthony Allen’s rant, the driver slows to a stop and never moves again, yet the doors say shut

The teens onboard echo Allen’s request to be let off the bus.  If the driver did respond, the camera didn't pick up her answer. 

The confrontation continues. And the doors stay closed even after the group of teens attack Allen.

As they descend on him again, he answers with a knife.

A second before an outcry the driver opens the door releasing everyone on board, except the boy who Allen stabbed to death

Reflecting on the video, TARC riders wonder about the roughly seven minutes the passengers were kept on the bus, when there was clearly a conflict, with three of those minutes, after requests to be let off.

Though it's may be the most extreme in recent memory, there have been at least three incidents where either the driver or a passenger was hurt or threatened with a weapon in the last few months.
 

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