An argument between two men on a Manhattan bus this morning ended in a homicide, as one man stabbed the other to death. The incident occurred at 9:40 a.m. on the M101 bus that runs northbound on 3rd Avenue. A 52-year-old man was arguing with a 40-year-old man, when the bus stopped at 96th St. on the Upper East Side and the older man stabbed the younger in the leg. The victim was taken to Metropolitan Hospital where he died from his wounds.
Police have the unidentified stabber in custody and recovered the knife used in the crime. The bus driver was unable to intervene in the argument, but did keep the doors of the bus open as other passengers made a hasty exit. NY1 reports that there are plans to install digital surveillance cameras on all city buses, although it's unclear how that would have prevented or changed the outcome of this particular incident.
(Clean Air Bus, by Triborough at flickr)