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Police seek suspect in MTA bus stabbing

City police yesterday released a photograph of a man wanted for questioning in the stabbing of a Maryland Transit Administration bus driver Monday evening and said the incident began with an argument over the proper fare for a bus pass.

The bus driver, Bryant McAllister, 40, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with the knife still lodged in his neck. He was listed in serious condition yesterday.

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The photograph of the stabbing suspect was taken by a camera on the MTA bus shortly before the attack, police said.

McAllister was driving the bus in the 300 block of E. Baltimore St. about 5:45 p.m. when he got into an argument with the passenger, who did not have enough money for an all-day pass, police said.

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McAllister got off his bus to find a police officer when the passenger stabbed him in the neck with a steak knife two blocks from the bus' City Hall destination, police said.

Anyone with information is urged to call police at 410-396-2411.


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