Talk about a Greyhound bus ride from hell.
Five people, including a three-year-old child and the child's mother, were stabbed on a bus traveling to Oakland, California from Las Vegas Monday. Teresa Ann Andrade Madrigal, 48, was arrested and charged with five counts of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the stabbings, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. She was additionally charged with false imprisonment and child endangerment.
Thankfully, nobody died in the chaos but at least two people had to be transported to a nearby hospital. Police said that two adults suffered non-life threatening injuries. They are expected to make a full recovery. Another two adults were treated at the scene for minor injuries. As for the three-year-old girl, she suffered a minor injury.
Madrigal was also hurt in the altercation. Her injuries are believed to be self-inflicted, according to police. Like two of her alleged victims, she was also transported to a local hospital. Unlike the victims, she was booked into jail after being treated.
Before the stabbings, Madrigal began acting erratically, the bus driver told police. At one point, the driver even pulled over to speak with her and calm her down, according to Fox 26 Fresno. As the bus pummeled through Tulare, California, violence broke out. Madrigal went to the back of the bus and allegedly grabbed the 3-year-old. She then allegedly held her at knifepoint. The child’s mother, who was trying to protect her daughter, ended up getting stabbed in the abdomen, according to Fox News.
"I woke up to screaming: 'I’m gonna kill this baby!' She had the baby in her hand and was hitting the baby, hitting the baby. Mother started screaming, pulled [the] baby away from her, then screams, 'She’s got a knife! She’s got a knife!'" Tanya Wright, a passenger on that bus, told Fox 26 Fresno.
[Photo: Tulare County Sheriff's Office]