LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) — Two teens are in the hospital after being stabbed on a TARC bus.
A 14-year-old black male and a 13-year-old black female were stabbed by an adult after an altercation on a TARC bus around 12:30 a.m. Sunday.
The driver of the bus stopped at 28th and Broadway, but was too late.
The male victim is considered to be in grave conditions while the female victim is in stable condition. She was alert and conscious at the hospital.
Alicia Smiley, an LMPD spokeswoman, said in an email that the suspect, Anthony Rene Allen, 45, fled on foot and officers were able to locate him in 24th and Maple Streets. He is charged with two counts of assault first and tampering with phsyical evidence.
She said due to the critical nature of the male juvenile's injuries, the Homicide Unit is handling the investigation.
At 11 a.m. TARC Executive Director J. Barry Barker released a statement about the incident.
"TARC is deeply disturbed and saddened by what has happened. Safety of our passengers and operators has been, and always will be, our number one priority. We are working with police in the investigation into this horrible crime. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims and to others impacted by this tragedy."