Suspect Hijacks Bus, Striking and Killing Pedestrian in DC

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A suspect hijacked a Washington, D.C., bus Tuesday morning and hit and killed a pedestrian, the D.C. police department said.

The suspect boarded the metro bus around 10:30 a.m., and one stop later, he attacked the driver, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said.

The driver and passengers fled, but the suspect then pulled out a weapon, shut the bus door and drove away, Lanier said.

At a gas station lot, the suspect drove over a curb and fatally hit a pedestrian, Lanier said.

The suspect is in custody. Lanier said the entire deadly hijacking lasted less than three minutes.

The bus operator suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to Metro Transit Police. No passengers were injured.

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