WINNIPEG — Winnipeg police said a man was fatally stabbed on board a Winnipeg Transit bus on Sunday during what they described as an “unprovoked altercation.”
Police were called to the incident on a bus near Colony Street and Ellice Avenue, around 3 p.m.
Once at the scene, they found an injured man, who was taken to hospital in critical condition where he died.
Police have identified the victim as Raymond Wesley Hill, 57.
The suspect was taken into custody.
The homicide unit investigated and determined the suspect and victim got on the bus at a nearby stop.
Officer said that as the bus drove, the suspect began an ‘unprovoked’ fight with Hill. The altercation escalated and Hill was stabbed.
Police said the bus stopped and the victim flagged down a police cruiser before collapsing. Officers provided first aid.
The victim and suspect did not know each other.
Justin Gabriel James, 46, has been charged with manslaughter. The charge has not been tested in court.
Police are looking for a passenger who may have witnessed the incident. The passenger is asked to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers.
This is a developing story, more details to come.
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