DPD identifies a person of interest connected to Thursday's fatal DDOT bus stabbing

A woman is stabbed to death on a Detroit bus near Henry Ford Hospital and police have now identified a person of interest.

Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody told Fox 2 that the investigation has produced a name for a person of interest, but no arrests have been made.

A video was taken moments after the stabbing, the woman in white who is the alleged stabber, who later fled the scene. 

A 50-year-old woman, seen by passengers trying to exit the bus with a walker, apparently bumped into the 30-year-old suspect, who was getting on. The suspect pulled a knife, and stabbed the woman to death. The incident happened on the Detroit Department of Transportation bus at Rosa Parks and West Grand Boulevard at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday.

"We're asking for the citizens’ help in tracking this person down," said Sgt. Michael Woody. "Obviously having someone out there with this type of emotional response is a concern to us.

"I know a lot of citizens are going to be concerned about their safety on the DDOT busses. Last year they started installing video cameras.

"Last year I think there were 26 events of assaults on the buses. Since then they started installing the cameras, just this year, we are down to six (incidents) not including this event."

Police are now reviewing that surveillance footage and searching nearby neighborhoods for clues leading them to this woman.

If you recognize the woman from the video, call Detroit police at (313) 596-5300.

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