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1 charged after 2 passengers, bus driver hurt in knife attack on PVTA bus

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HADLEY, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

Hadley police have charged the person who allegedly pulled a knife out and stabbed two PVTA passengers in the throat  Wednesday afternoon. 

Police confirmed with Western Mass News the bus pulled over near the Friendly's on Route 9 and the suspect was placed into custody after the incident. 

Around 4:15 p.m. is when police said the female suspect, who was identified as 26-year-old Brietta Brown, pulled a knife out and stabbed two people on a PVTA bus that was headed eastbound on Route 9.

The driver of the bus also sustained minor injuries while trying to disarm Brown. 

Jacob Graveline who works at the Pride gas station on Route 9 said he was taking out the trash and saw the commotion. 

"I saw a bunch of people get out, I was confused because I know the stop is right there and I kind of assumed something wasn't right and I took the trash back out next thing I know there was about 8 cops, 2 ambulances," said Graveline.

The two people who were stabbed and the bus driver were taken to Cooley Dickinson Hospital with non life threatening injuries, and all are expected to be okay, police said. 

Police believe the attack was not provoked and the people involved did not know each other. 

Brown has been charged with attempted murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

For people like Jacob, who work around where it happened, it’s still very-unsettling.

"I haven’t really heard anything like that on the PVTA," said Graveline. 

Western Mass News has reached out to the PVTA for a comment on today’s incident but have not heard back. 

Western Mass News will have the latest on this story on-air at 10 p.m. on FOX6.

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