Woman charged with cutting Winston-Salem bus driver with a knife

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A woman was arrested after police say she assaulted a bus driver with a knife in Winston-Salem Wednesday morning.

Hope Nicole Vinson

Hope Nicole Vinson

Officers with the Winston-Salem Police Department Downtown Bike Patrol responded to the Clark Campbell Transit Center located at 100 W. Fifth Street in reference to a reported stabbing call.

Police say Nicole Vinson, 26, got on WSTA Bus 1049 and started yelling out of the window because she was upset, police say.

The bus driver, Terry Martin, told Vinson to stop yelling and using profanity, but Vinson refused.

When Martin got off the bus to call security, Vinson reportedly followed him.

Police say Vinson then used a pocket knife to attack Martin and cut him across his nose and underneath his left eye.

Martin was transported to Forsyth Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Vinson was charged with charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and disorderly conduct by violence, according to a news release.

She was placed into the Forsyth County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond.