Suspect arrested in CARTA bus stabbing

VIDEO: Police release photos of CARTA bus stabbing suspect
Photo Source: Live 5
Photo Source: Live 5

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - North Charleston Police have arrested a suspect in a CARTA bus stabbing that occurred on Saturday, Feb 20.

Joseph Hamilton was booked at the Charleston County Detention Center Sunday. He is being charged with attempted murder, possessing a knife during a violent crime and public intoxication.

Bond for Hamilton has been set at $125,262.50.

Police responded shortly before 7:30 p.m. to the area of Tanger Outlet Boulevard on a report of a stabbing that occurred on the bus.

Witnesses told police an altercation took place between the victim and the suspect, who was intoxicated.

The victim said it all started when he repeatedly asked the suspect to stop "putting his butt in his face." He said the suspect spit in his face, and later stabbed him in the neck and back area, in front of his 6-year-old son.

The incident report states the suspect then fled from the bus toward International Boulevard.

The victim was transported to MUSC for non-life threatening injuries.

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