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News ReleaseFor Immediate Release: March 29, 2018
Durham Police Trying to Identify Assault Suspect
Durham police investigators are trying to identify a woman who allegedly slashed a man’s neck during a dispute on a GoDurham bus on March 15.
The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. on March 15 near the intersection of East Main Street and Angier Avenue. A female passenger on the bus became angry and threw a soda bottle through a windshield, according to witnesses. She started to argue with the bus driver and a male passenger attempted to intervene.
The female slashed the male passenger’s neck with a box cutter, according to the witnesses, and then got off the bus. The male passenger was taken to the hospital for treatment for injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.
The suspect is described as a black female in her 20s, 5 feet 4 inches tall with a medium build and a medium to light complexion. She had red hair. She was wearing a dark top with stripes on the sleeves and brown animal print leggings and she was carrying a small child.
Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Junker at (919) 560-4935, ext. 29416 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.