Witness Says Stabbing Of Victim On EMBARK Bus Was Unprovoked

Tuesday, December 22nd 2020, 10:42 pm
By: Sylvia Corkill


A rider on a metro public bus was stabbed by a fellow passenger Tuesday at Northwest 63rd Street and North Meridian Avenue.

“All of a sudden the guy hits him, boom! Boom! Boom,” said witness Shamar Boone.       

According to police, chaos erupted on the EMBARK bus mid-route.

“Took out a knife and stabbed him a couple of times, in the shoulder and neck area,” said Oklahoma City Police Captain Jeff Spruill.

Boone was on the bus when he said the victim was viciously attacked, by fellow passenger Nani Casses, as he wrapped up a phone call.

“The man just got off the phone with his family telling them that he's on his way home and that he'll be there in just a minute,” said Boone.

He said the stabbing was unprovoked.

“I couldn't see or hear any physical altercation between them before the stabbing,” said Boone.

Prior to the attack Boone said he was on the bus when Casses boarded and that he gave no one cause for concern.

“He just came on the bus and quietly sat down, like a lot of people do,” said Boone.

Then, for unknown reasons police said Casses flew into a rage, also threatening Boone when he attempted to step in.

“I knew if I did get stabbed, I wasn't going to make it home to my babies today,” said Boone.             

With the bus coming to an emergency stop, police said Casses ran off but was quickly arrested.

And while Boone wasn't hurt, he said Tuesday’s incident has him rethinking public transportation.

“I don't think I’m going to ride the bus no more. I think I’m going to get me a car,” said Boone.

Casses was arrested on two complaints of assault with a deadly weapon.