Man accused of stabbing fellow passenger on Greyhound bus pleads not guilty

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Gilbert Dominguez pictured in 2018.

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SAN DIEGO — A man accused of stabbing a passenger on a greyhound bus as it drove on Interstate 5 towards Los Angeles pleaded not guilty to attempted murder Monday.

Prosecutors say Gilbert Dominguez stabbed a man on the bus several times after they began arguing.  The bus driver pulled over and threw out the attacker, and he ran off toward the nearby UC San Diego campus.

Police said Dominguez ran inside the UCSD Thornton Hospital and he was arrested nearby. Than 27-year-old man Dominiguez is accused of stabbing is expected to survive the attack.

There was no indication that Dominguez and the man who was stabbed knew each other, said Deputy District Attorney Brian Erickson.

The defendant, who faces life in prison if convicted of attempted murder, is also charged with identity theft in a separate case, the prosecutor said.

The judge denied bail for Dominguez. He will be back in court on July 27 for a preliminary hearing.

 

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