Police: DDOT bus stabbing suspect turns herself in
Detroit — The suspect in the fatal stabbing of a woman on a city bus this week is in police custody.
Police announced Thursday afternoon that the suspect, Tiffany Edwards, turned herself in accompanied by a lawyer.
A warrant has been submitted to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, police said.
The incident occurred at about 3:40 p.m. on a Detroit Department of Transportation bus at Grand Boulevard and Rosa Parks. The 50-year-old victim had an argument with a 30-year-old while on the bus.
“As the victim was exiting the bus, another argument ensued,” said Sgt. Cassandra Lewis spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department.
The suspect took out a knife and stabbed the victim numerous times before fleeing on foot, Lewis said.
The victim was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The Detroit Department of Transportation has added cameras and the Detroit Police Department has added transit officers to police the buses in an effort to improve safety and reclaim ridership.
Fred Westbrook Jr., president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 26, said that violence occurs on city buses and there is little a bus driver can do in those situations.
“I wish we had funding to put transit police on every bus,” he said. “I think the buses are patrolled by transit police the best they can with the manpower and equipment that they have.
“It would be good if they could be on every bus to intervene when something like this occurs.”