Who was the assailant? 'He just calmly stared at us and dropped the head in front of us'
July 31 (Bloomberg) -- A man in Canada was stabbed to death and decapitated on a Greyhound bus by a stranger in the seat beside him, the Globe and Mail reported.
The victim, about 18 years old, was sleeping with headphones on when his seatmate began stabbing him in the throat with a hunting knife, according to a passenger sitting in the seat in front of them, the newspaper reported. The attacker then cut off the victim's head and brought it to the front of the bus after the other passengers had rushed off, the Globe said.
Police arrested one man following a stand off at about 1 a.m. today, the newspaper said. The bus was traveling from Edmonton to Winnipeg, Manitoba
UPDATE: I emailed the reporter. The police have not released the name of the beheader or the victim or if the victim was wearing some identifiable religious symbol BUT there are a lot maniacs out that to lunatic shiz. DEVELOPING STORY.
UPDATE: Waiting for verification of details on who and why. Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day called the attack bizarre, but did not discuss details, saying he did not want to jeopardize the investigation.
The man wielding the knife had a shaved head and was wearing sunglasses, he said
"He looked totally calm. He didn't say a word I don't think to anybody on the bus ... nothing. Just totally calm." (here)
UPDATE: Here are the details at The National Post:
A 22-year-old Winnipeg man who was the victim of a gruesome murder aboard a Greyhound bus was a fun guy who loved tattoos and working out, according to tributes on two social networking Web sites.
"He was a great person, he was kind, thoughtful, and he did not deserve this," Jossie Kehleer, the creator of one of the Facebook groups, wrote on the page. "I feel for his parents and sisters and his (little brother).
RCMP said Friday that Vince Weiguang Li, 40, of Edmonton, has been arrested and charged with McLean's second-degree murder and is scheduled to appear in court in Portage la Prairie, Man., Friday at 10 a.m. local time.
Li - described by his employer in Edmonton as a “normal guy” who may have been going through marital trouble - makes his next court appearance Tuesday.
Despite being in police custody since 1:28 a.m. Thursday, as of Friday evening, Li had refused the advice of a lawyer.
RCMP said that, to date, their investigation has found Li has no known criminal record. Veteran Crown lawyer Larry Hodgson will prosecute in the case.
Li is being held in a Winnipeg detention centre and is under constant video surveillance.
Hodgson said Li will have to undergo a psychological assessment to determine whether he is fit to stand trial. He said there’s no indication there’s a language barrier in communicating with Li, but he’s been equally uncommunicative with police, only saying ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to their questions.
Hodgson said that in 18 years of public prosecutions, he’s never dealt with a case with “the horrific details of what we’ve all been hearing . . .