February 18, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Man surrenders after teen stabbed on Detroit bus

Detroit — A suspect has turned himself in to police in connection with the stabbing of a 14-year-old on a Detroit Department of Transportation bus.

Detroit Police Deputy Chief Rodney Johnson confirmed Tuesday the 38-year-old suspect turned himself over to police late Monday night, after his family “negotiated a peaceful resolution.”

The suspect is being held by police until his arraignment, which is expected as early as Wednesday, Johnson said.

The victim is still recovering in the hospital, Johnson said.

The stabbing occurred around 5:50 p.m. Feb. 12 in the area of Dexter and Lawrence. The suspect and the boy were traveling on a bus when they got into an argument. The suspect stabbed the boy in the chest.

Johnson said the suspect was first arguing with another rider on the bus — something about Martin Luther King Jr. — when the victim intervened and was stabbed.

The 14-year-old, who is not being identified by police, was taken to Children’s Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

Shortly after the incident occurred, police arrested a man in connection with the stabbing, but later determined he was not the suspect they were seeking.

jchambers@detroitnews.com