Greyhound bus hits I-25 guardrail as passenger wields knife
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A knife-wielding man aboard a Greyhound bus was arrested Monday, suspected of deliberately causing the bus to crash into a guardrail on Interstate 25. (Courtesy of Fountain Police Department)

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FOUNTAIN — A man has been arrested on suspicion of forcing a Greyhound bus to crash into an Interstate 25 guardrail after threatening its driver and passengers, authorities said Tuesday.

Mexican national Edmundo Arellanes-Audelo, 47, faces charges of felony menacing with a weapon, assault, reckless endangerment, felony criminal mischief and hindering public transportation.

The Denver-bound bus was heading north on I-25 near South Academy Boulevard when Arellanes-Audelo threatened the driver and the 26 other passengers with a knife, Fountain police said. While trying to attack the driver, he grabbed the steering wheel so the bus crashed into the guardrail, a news release said.

Arellanes-Audelo broke out a window and tried to flee but was stopped by a passerby who pulled out a gun, police said. He dropped the knife and was taken into custody when police arrived.

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Liz Forster is a general assignment reporter with a focus on environment and public safety. She is a Colorado College graduate, avid hiker and skier, and sweet potato enthusiast. Liz joined The Gazette in June 2017.

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