The victim had been sleeping before he was repeatedly stabbed in the chest by a man with a large knife, according to a witness. "He must have stabbed him 50 times or 60 times," said Garnet Caton.
The other 35 passengers and driver were first jolted by "blood-curdling screams" and fled the bus via the front exit. When Caton and two others returned to check on the victim from outside the bus, they saw the attacker "cutting the guy's head off and gutting him." The attacker had closed the front doors of the bus to prevent others from re-entering the vehicle.
According to Caton, "The attacker--while we were watching-- calmly walked up to the front (of the bus) with the head in his hand and the knife and just calmly stared at us and dropped the head right in front of us." Police then surrounded the bus and arrested the man, he said.