July 02, 2013 - 11:09 AM
KELOWNA - A bus driver was stabbed by a woman with a syringe Saturday morning during what police are describing as an unprovoked attack.
A 31-year-old woman climbed aboard the bus near Banks Road in Kelowna and stayed on despite saying her destination would be the Orchard Park Mall. After all other passengers got off, the woman approached the driver casually and allegedly stabbed the man with a syringe before fleeing on foot.
The driver sought immediate medical attention, concerned about the possible transmission of infectious disease.
Police found the suspect an hour later near the corner of Water Street and Lawrence Avenue. She was in possession of a syringe, brass knuckles, 1.23 grams of crack cocaine. She was arrested and the items seized. Mounties say the woman is well known to law enforcement.
She faces potential charges of aggravated assault, possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of a controlled substance.
She was remanded into custody and is expected to appear in court today.
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