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Man hijacks bus, then fatally strikes pedestrian in Washington, D.C.

Man hijacks bus, then fatally strikes pedestrian in Washington, D.C.

 A man attacked a city bus driver, stole the bus, then jumped a curb and struck and killed a pedestrian in Washington on Tuesday, police said. The man was captured and taken to a hospital.

The man, armed with a weapon, stood by the driver for a time and then attacked him, Police Chief Cathy Lanier said at a news conference. Passengers fled the bus, and the driver hit the emergency button before getting off himself, she said. Lanier did not say what kind of weapon the man had. District Commander David Taylor said he could only confirm that it was not a gun.

The man shut the door and drove off. As the bus pulled into...

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