Documents: SunTran bus driver attacks rider who threw fruit at him
Wilbur Nimmons is facing two counts of aggravated assault after stabbing the unidentified rider
TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - A SunTran bus driver is facing felony charges following a stabbing near Grant and Oracle in Tucson on Thursday, Oct. 26.
The Tucson Police Department said Wilbur Nimmons, 62, was arrested in the 300 block of West Grant Road around 7:30 p.m.
According to court documents, Nimmons was training another driver when an unidentified man got on the bus.
Nimmons and the man got into an argument and the rider allegedly threw a grapefruit at Nimmons, hitting him in the arm.
The man then got off the bus, and Nimmons allegedly followed him with a knife in hand.
Witnesses said the men exchanged words and the rider appeared to retreat when Nimmons started swinging the knife.
The rider suffered a cut to his arm and was transported to the hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.
The TPD said Nimmons is facing two charges of aggravated assault.
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