Police: Greyhound bus goes off I-10 when LA man attacks driver (updated)

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10:42 a.m.: Authorities say a 25-year-old Los Angeles man will be booked for attacking the driver of a Greyhound bus, causing a crash on Interstate 10 in western Arizona that left 24 people injured.

The Dallas-bound bus was heading east from Los Angeles when the crash occurred near Tonopah shortly before 2 a.m.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said the bus remained upright and none of the 24 people taken to hospitals had life-threatening injuries.

The DPS says the attacker reportedly was hallucinating and indicated he wanted to get off the bus. He was identified as Maquel Morris.

Harquahala Fire District Chief Dan Caudle told KPHO-TV the man "basically went berserk in the bus and grabbed control of vehicle."

Greyhound said the bus was carrying 41 passengers, plus the driver.

7:41 a.m.: State police say a passenger attacked the driver of a Greyhound bus, leading to a crash on Interstate 10 in western Arizona that left numerous people injured.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the Dallas-bound bus was heading east from Los Angeles when the accident occurred near Tonopah shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday.

The DPS says the bus crossed the highway median, but came to a stop before entering westbound traffic when other passengers restrained the man who had been pummeling the driver.

DPS spokesman Bart Graves says 25-year-old Maquel Donyel Morris of Los Angeles has been arrested and will be booked into jail on suspicion of numerous counts of endangerment, assault and aggravated assault.

Twenty-three people are injured, including three airlifted to hospitals for non-life threatening injuries.

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