The Sheriff’s Department says 66- year-old Charles Ripley of Washington is to blame.
Passengers on the bus say, Ripley was talking to himself and then, unprovoked, lunged across the aisle and began stabbing a 23-year-old female.
Male passengers immediately held him down, but they say Ripley was still able to stab a 22-year-old man. Ripley is in the Siskiyou County Jail.
The Sheriff’s Department is commending the passengers who detained the suspect for helping to save lives this Christmas.