Colorado Springs bus terminal stabbing victim in stable condition

By Andrea Sinclair Updated: December 29, 2013 at 6:13 pm • Published: December 29, 2013 | 6:00 pm

An argument escalated violently at the Colorado Springs Greyhound bus terminal Saturday, resulting in a man's arrest on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder after he allegedly stabbed someone, according to police.

Phillip Wilkins, 30, was booked into the El Paso County jail and held on a $50,000 bond, court records show.

Police received several 911 calls at 6:45 p.m. after a 29-year-old man was stabbed repeatedly at the Greyhound bus station on 120 S. Weber St., police said.

The victim, whose identity was not released, was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries but was listed in stable condition and expected to recover, police said.

Wilkins allegedly had been harassing the victim's wife outside the bus terminal and an altercation broke out between the men, police said. Wilkins then left the area, and the victim and his wife went inside the terminal.

Witnesses told police Wilkins then returned, armed with a large knife, and confronted the victim in the lobby, where he allegedly stabbed him multiple times.

Police said the victim tried to get away from Wilkins, but Wilkins allegedly chased him under the check-in counter to the employee area as witnesses called 911.

Wilkins allegedly kept trying to stab the victim even as officers took him into custody, police said.

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