911 calls released in deadly TARC Stabbing


by Brittany Gonzalez


Posted on April 2, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 2 at 6:20 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The 911 calls involving the deadly stabbing of a 14-year-old Louisville boy have been released.

There were two 911 calls made. The first call came in around five minutes after Anthony Allen got on the bus on March 16. The call came from the TARC Radio not the actual bus driver. 

TARC Dispatcher: He's talking very, very nasty and abusive on the bus telling them all types of nasty things that he is going to do up under his clothes.

911 Dispatcher: Does she have a description?

TARC Dispatcher: Um, she just said that he is drunk and he is loud and talking all types of nasty stuff to them.

Three minutes after that call was made, video on the TARC bus shows a group of six teens approaching Allen. 

According to the video, Allen entered the bus and sat down and then began yelling at the bus driver. The driver yelled at Allen, telling him she was going to call someone to get him off the bus.

A little later, the teens got on the bus and sat in the back. Allen then moved closer to the kids and they said something to him. After that, police said he started yelling at them.

The exchange between the teens and Allen continued, prompting the driver to call for help.

On the video, Allen appeared to be taunting the teens and asked them if they wanted to "try him."

When Allen went to leave the bus, the doors didn't open and both teens stood up and moved toward him. The teens held up their fists while approaching him and the girl appears to swing at him.

Five minutes after the first 911 call was made the TARC Dispatcher calls 911 again.

TARC Dispatcher: The guy that's on the bus he stabbed some kids that's on the bus that's right here on 28th and Broadway. I’m trying to get a description of the guy right now.

Officials originally believed Allen was the aggressor due to witness statements, where witnesses said Allen did not try to retreat from the juveniles, but upon watching the video, officials said the statements didn't match.

The Commonwealth Attorney said prosecutors showed the tape to the grand jury and after viewing, they chose to not indict Allen and said his actions were self-defense.