- Associated Press - Thursday, March 17, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Pa. (AP) - Police say a 67-year-old suspect is in custody after he allegedly stabbed a teenager twice in the neck on a bus in suburban Philadelphia.

It happened Wednesday afternoon in Springfield.

Springfield Police Chief Joe Daly says the attack was unprovoked and that the two men had been sitting in completely different sections of the SEPTA bus.

Police say the bus was making a stop when the suspect rushed from the back of the bus and stabbed the 18-year-old passenger as the teen was exiting.

Daly says the suspect then sat back down on the bus. An off-duty security guard from Widener University who was on the bus detained the suspect until police arrived.

The teenager has been hospitalized but the injury was not considered life-threatening.

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