International And You Thought Your Last Trip on Greyhound Was a Drag…
posted by August 1 at 13:57 PMon
Canadian police today identified the 40-year-old man who witnesses say stabbed and decapitated a fellow Greyhound bus passenger Wednesday night on a remote stretch of highway.
Reports from the scene of the ostensibly random attack describe Li as boarding the bus, which was en route to Winnipeg, without incident. After pulling out a hunting knife and stabbing McLean as many as 40 or 50 times, witnesses said, Li displayed the victim’s severed head to horrified passengers who had already fled the bus.
It’s the remote stretch of highway that elevates this story from the (sadly) forgettable violence of cities to something memorably grotesque and macabre.
The countryside is shocked by any violence. Cities are only shocked by gruesome violence.
But gruesome violence in the countryside? That’s the most shocking of all.
The rest of the story, with even more horrible eyewitness details, here.