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Greyhound Attack

Aired October 3, 2001 - 10:01   ET

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BILL HEMMER, CNN ANCHOR: A pre dawn attack aboard a Greyhound bus in Tennessee has left at least 6 dead, and Greyhound's nationwide bus service stopped in its tracks.

Passengers onboard the Atlanta bound bus say that bus was near the city of Manchester when a passenger approached the driver and slit his throat. The bus veered across the median, flipped over, nearly all of its 36 passengers aboard suffered injuries, many taken to nearby hospitals. The attacker believed to be among the dead.

The company immediately halted service nationwide, and both the FBI and a Federal Crisis Management Team now involved in the investigation.

For more on for more on this and the latest on that investigation into the attacks on New York and the Pentagon, now let's go to Jeanne Meserve as we shift our focus today. Actually, it's Kelli Arena. I apologize.

Kelli Arena in Washington with more. Kelli?

KELLI ARENA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, Bill. Well, as you said, the FBI has joined the investigation in Tennessee. That's because buses travel interstate. And a one FBI official put it, the current state of affairs across the nation warrant FBI involvement.

But FBI officials point out that there is no information linking this incident with the terrorist attacks of three weeks ago. They say that there has been no specific or credible terrorist threat involved in busses. So, it looks, to this point at least, to be an isolated incident.

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THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

BILL HEMMER, CNN ANCHOR: A pre dawn attack aboard a Greyhound bus in Tennessee has left at least 6 dead, and Greyhound's nationwide bus service stopped in its tracks.

Passengers onboard the Atlanta bound bus say that bus was near the city of Manchester when a passenger approached the driver and slit his throat. The bus veered across the median, flipped over, nearly all of its 36 passengers aboard suffered injuries, many taken to nearby hospitals. The attacker believed to be among the dead.

The company immediately halted service nationwide, and both the FBI and a Federal Crisis Management Team now involved in the investigation.

For more on for more on this and the latest on that investigation into the attacks on New York and the Pentagon, now let's go to Jeanne Meserve as we shift our focus today. Actually, it's Kelli Arena. I apologize.

Kelli Arena in Washington with more. Kelli?

KELLI ARENA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, Bill. Well, as you said, the FBI has joined the investigation in Tennessee. That's because buses travel interstate. And a one FBI official put it, the current state of affairs across the nation warrant FBI involvement.

But FBI officials point out that there is no information linking this incident with the terrorist attacks of three weeks ago. They say that there has been no specific or credible terrorist threat involved in busses. So, it looks, to this point at least, to be an isolated incident.

TO ORDER A VIDEO OF THIS TRANSCRIPT, PLEASE CALL 800-CNN-NEWS OR USE OUR SECURE ONLINE ORDER FORM LOCATED AT www.fdch.com

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