A Chicago man was arrested after the bloody attack on his brother-in-law that happened on the public No. 63/63rd CTA bus this Thursday.
37-year-old Darnell Scott entered the bus and passed right by his 50-year-old brother-in-law, not noticing him. According to the victim, he walked up to Scott and asked him if he had previously sent men to “jump him.” This is when the fight broke off. To the shock of the bus passengers, the two men wrestled for a while, after which Scott took out the 2-inch pocket knife and stabbed his kin 25 times, partially disemboweling him. Some of the passengers on the bus recorded the incident on their smartphones.
According to the authorities, the two men were not in a friendly relationship prior to the incident. They haven’t talked for some time and the awkward encounter triggered the horrific incident.
By the time the bus stopped at 300 block of West 63rd Street, the brother-in-law, whose name remains unknown, was hurt in his abdomen, arms, legs, neck and the back of the head. The police report that the victim was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, but will survive and recover from the injuries.
Scott admitted to stabbing the victim and was charged with aggravated battery with great bodily harm. He was denied bond after the prosecution informed the Cook County Judge John F. Lyke that the first punch was thrown by Scott. His court hearing is scheduled next week, Scott was ordered not to have any contact with the victim until that.