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Two men arrested after stabbing another on a bus, police say

TAMPA — Authorities arrested two men Monday who they said stabbed another passenger on a bus after he complained they were delaying the driver and making him late to work.

According to police, this is what happened: Jorge R. Alvarez, 48, of Tampa and Alexander Alvarez, 48, of Brandon were boarding a bus at 5:01 p.m. at N Marion and Scott streets. They acted as though they had no money and delayed the bus.

Henry Richardson, 62, of Tampa was sitting in the second row and told them he was going to be late for work. The driver pulled away while Jorge and Alexander Alvarez looked through their pockets for money.

Richardson and the two continued to argue. When Richardson stood up, Alexander Alvarez stabbed him on the right side of his throat with a small knife pulled from his pocket. Richardson punched Alexander Alvarez in the head and knocked him to the ground.

Jorge Alvarez then stabbed Richardson once in the chest with a knife from his pocket, and Richardson punched Jorge Alvarez and pushed him back.

The bus stopped and Alexander and Jorge Alvarez fled southbound. Both were arrested near Marion and Fortune streets on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Richardson was taken to a hospital with serious injuries that weren't life-threatening.

Two men arrested after stabbing another on a bus, police say 07/15/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:28pm]
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