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Man Wrestles Knife From Woman After Stabbing

06/12/2012 04:08 EDT | Updated 08/12/2012 05:12 EDT

A Transit Windsor rider wrestled the knife away from a woman after she allegedly stabbed another rider Tuesday morning.

The incident apparently stemmed from foul language being used on the bus.

Milan Katona said he asked a man to stop using profanity on the bus. He said other riders did the same. The 43-year-old rider was eventually kicked off the bus at the corner of Tecumseh Road East at Hall Avenue, according to Windsor Police and Transit Windsor.

"The guy kept flipping out and got thrown off the bus," Katona said.

When the bus stopped at Tecumseh Road East at Lincoln Road, a female, who Katona said claimed to be the 43-year-old's "boyfriend or husband," got on the bus. Police said, immediately went to the back of the bus and confronted a 23-year-old man, who had been in the earlier altercation with the 43-year-old man.

Katona said the woman first slapped the 23-year-old and then stabbed him in the back. He suffered a 10-centimetre wound.

"When she ran by me, I grabbed her by the hair, pulled her to the floor and wrestled the knife from her," Katona said. "It happened so fast."

Katona suffered a cut on his right arm during the altercation.

Police said the woman fled the scene on foot with the 43-year-old man.

When police arrived, they said they found a blood-covered, 10-centimetre knife on the bus floor. They eventually arrested a 34-year-old woman and charged her with assault with a weapon. She suffered a cut on her right hand.