Knife-wielding man attacks driver, causes Greyhound bus to crash in Fountain

FOUNTAIN, Colo. — A knife-wielding man was taken into a custody after a Greyhound bus headed to Denver crashed on Monday night, the Fountain Police Department said.

The crash happened about 7 p.m. on northbound Interstate 25 close to the South Academy overpass, police said.

Bus crash involving a Greyhound bus on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. (Photos: Fountain Police Department)

Police said 47-year-old Edmundo Arellanes-Audelo was threatening the driver and the other 26 passengers with a knife.

He gained access into the secured area of the bus and tried to attack the driver while purposely grabbing the steering wheel, causing it to crash.

Another passenger confronted Arellanes-Audelo, at which point the suspect broke out a window and got out of the bus.

After getting out, Arellanes-Audelo was confronted by a passerby, who was armed with a gun. After seeing the gun, Arellanes-Audelo dropped the knife and remained at the scene until law enforcement arrived.

Arellanes-Audelo was booked into the El Paso County Jail and has been charged with felony criminal mischief, hindering public transportation, felony menacing with a weapon, assault and wreckless endangerment.