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Old 07-31-08, 08:16 AM
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Beheading on Greyhound Bus In Canada

This is breaking news right now. Very odd story:

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. - Police haven't confirmed it, but a passenger says a gruesome attack on a Greyhound bus near Portage la Prairie, Man., has left a young man stabbed to death and decapitated and dozens of passengers in shock.

The RCMP and Greyhound officials will only say that a "major incident" occurred on the bus Wednesday night, but have not provided any details.

But a passenger who said he saw the attack said a man repeatedly stabbed a seat mate, and eventually severed his head.

"We heard this blood-curdling scream and turned around and the guy was standing up, stabbing this guy repeatedly, like 40 or 50 times," Garnet Caton said Thursday morning from a hotel in Brandon, where he and other passengers had been taken to rest.

Caton said everyone on the bus scrambled to get out, and he and the bus driver shut the door from the outside while they awaited police.

Eventually, the attacker came to the front of the bus and showed them he had cut off the victim's head, Caton said.

The bus had been carrying 37 passengers and the driver to Winnipeg from Edmonton.

At one point, Mounties surrounded the bus with one officer standing just a few feet away from an unidentified man sitting in the driver's seat.

A man was taken into custody after the standoff with police.

A portion of the Trans-Canada Highway, about 15 kilometres west of Portage la Prairie, remained closed Thursday morning.

Yellow tape surrounded the empty bus and RCMP officers were still on the scene. Traffic was being rerouted onto a side road.
Old 07-31-08, 08:19 AM
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[cough] not Florida [/cough]


Seriously, that's bloody well off the "fucked up" scale. At least no one else was hurt, but damn_!
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Damn!
Old 07-31-08, 08:25 AM
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*space reserved for bad "head" pun*
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There can be only one.
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Originally Posted by pinata242
There can be only one.
Old 07-31-08, 08:37 AM
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I know someone else who's going to be heading on a Greyhound bus in Canada soon - maybe you'll bump in to each other!
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Thank God for those Canadian gun laws.
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Probably missed out on the cheap HD-DVD sales at WalMart.
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was the attacker perchance a fanatical muslim extremist?
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Holy fuck!
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Originally Posted by pinata242
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But thats straight out of a freakin horror movie... Geez those passagers must of craped their pants!
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It's a good thing that he didn't think to drive off with the bus. Those horses would have had a tough time catching him.
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damn, so much for "friendly Manitoba"

no posts by nateman yet.....
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8 whole posts until the obligatory gun nut remark in a knife attack thread. They're so original, too!
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 2: The Headless Greyhound
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 2: The Headless Greyhound
Oh, god no! This is just a headless human. Can you imagine this thread if someone beheaded a dog?
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The unfortunate thing is this happened right after Greyhound began their "Don't lose your head over the high cost of travel" campaign.
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Originally Posted by pinata242
Oh, god no! This is just a headless human. Can you imagine this thread if someone beheaded a dog?
All the same, I think the CEO of Greyhound should be put to sleep. Somehow it's his fault.
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Originally Posted by pinata242
Oh, god no! This is just a headless human. Can you imagine this thread if someone beheaded a dog?
Hell, if it was a dog, people might have tried to stop him or something...
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I'm not impressed. I've seen Canadians on TV and can tell how easy it would be to behead one of them. In fact, I'm not even sure their heads are completely attached to the rest of their bodies anyway...

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PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. - Shocked passengers aboard a Greyhound bus in Manitoba said the attack was incomprehensible.

One moment, the quiet man near the back of the bus was minding his own business.

The man, believed to be in his 30s, hadn't talked to anyone around him, and seemed to pay no attention to the younger fellow sitting next to him, who was listening to music on headphones.

The next moment, witnesses said, the older man stood up, still quiet, and repeatedly stabbed then beheaded his seat-mate with a large hunting knife.

"We heard this blood-curdling scream and turned around, and the guy was standing up, stabbing this guy repeatedly, like 40 or 50 times," Garnet Caton said Thursday from a hotel in Brandon, Man., where he and other passengers had been taken to rest.

"There was no rage or anything. He was like a robot, stabbing the guy."


Caton said the bus stopped and everyone scrambled to get out while the attacker started methodically carving up the victim's body, not paying attention to anyone else.

Caton and the driver shut the bus door from the outside while they waited for police to arrive.

"We put our bodies up against the door, waiting for him to come out ... and he went back and brought the head to the front and pretty much displayed it ... and dropped it on the ground in front of us," Caton said.

"All very calmly. He was wearing sunglasses. It was no big deal to him."

Fellow passenger Cody Olmstead from Kentville, N.S., also recalled the chilling scene.

"The guy came to the front of the door with buddy's head in his hands, decapitated. He dropped the head and went back and started cutting the body back up," Olmstead told Brandon radio station CKLQ.

Both men said the attacker and the victim appeared not to know each other.

They said the attacker boarded the bus in Brandon Wednesday night. The victim, who Caton said appeared to be about 19, had been on the bus since Edmonton.

Police didn't confirm details, saying only that a homicide occurred on the bus, which stopped about 15 kilometres west of Portage la Prairie.

One man was taken into custody after Mounties surrounded the vehicle.

Federal Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day said the full weight of the law must be brought to bear on the perpetrator.

"We want to make sure the process is followed as aggressively as possible, the full legal process ...." Day said from Levis, Que., where Conservative MPs are gathered for a summer planning session.

"This particular incident, as horrific as it is, is obviously extremely rare. Certainly the horrific nature of it is probably one-of-a-kind in Canadian history."

Greyhound called the event tragic but isolated.

A company spokeswoman said bus travel is the safest mode of transportation, despite the fact bus stations do not have metal detectors and other security measures used at airports.

"Due to the rural nature of our network, airport-type security is not practical. It's a very different type of system," Abby Wambaugh said from Greyhound's corporate offices in Texas.

The bus was carrying 37 passengers and the driver to Winnipeg from Edmonton.

A portion of the east-bound Trans-Canada Highway was closed overnight as officers remained on the scene.

Passengers were unable to understand what might have prompted the attack. The suspect had been on the bus for only about an hour and didn't even sit near his victim at first.

"He sat in the front at first, everything was normal," Caton said.

"We went to the next stop and he got off and had a smoke with another young lady there. When he got on the bus again, he came to the back near where I was sitting.

"He put his bags in the overhead compartment. He didn't say a word to anybody. He seemed totally normal. About a half an hour later, we heard this blood-curdling scream."

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