NORWALK, Conn. — A person has died after being shot by a state trooper on a tour bus on I-95 North in Norwalk, Connecticut, state police said.
A man on the bus began stabbing passengers Tuesday night, so the bus driver spotted a trooper on the highway and pulled off the road to get his attention, Lt. Paul Vance said in a press conference.
When the trooper got on the bus, he found the suspect holding a “cutting instrument” threatening passengers with it. The trooper ordered the suspect to drop his weapon, police said.
After not complying with the officer, the suspect was shot and then the suspect was then transferred to Norwalk Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The state trooper was not injured.
A passenger on the bus was accidentally shot by the State Trooper and the injuries are non-life threatening, Vance said.
Two of the bus passengers were stabbed by the suspect and were also transferred to Norwalk Hospital where they are being treated for their injuries, police said. One of the witnesses injured is a female.
Lt. Vance said that there were 24 people on the bus and all of them will be interviewed by police.
The name of the trooper involved in the shooting will be withheld for the time being. Central District Major Crimes unit will be assisting police in this investigation.
I-95 northbound was closed for at least six hours, but it reopened around 5 a.m. Wednesday.