Indiana University student stabbed on bus because she is Asian: Court


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An 18-year-old Indiana University student was hospitalized after a woman stabbed her multiple times on a bus near the university’s campus, in an attack authorities are calling racially motivated. 

According to Bloomington police, first responders were dispatched to a bus stop on W. 4th Street and the B-Line Trail around 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday on reports of an assault with injuries.

The 18-year-old victim, an Asian student at Indiana University, told investigators she was standing and waiting for the exit doors to open on a Bloomington Transit bus when another passenger, 54-year-old Billie Davis, began striking her in the head, Bloomington police said in a release.

This photo provided by Bloomington Police Department shows Billie Davis. 
(Bloomington Police Department )

Davis stabbed the victim multiple times in the head with a folding knife, reportedly saying it “would be one less person to blow up our country.” 

The 56-year-old woman and the female student didn’t interact prior to the vicious attack, bus surveillance footage shows. 

A witness who also was riding the bus followed the woman’s attacker and contacted police, who later arrested Davis. 

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Court documents show Davis admitted to targeting the teen because of her race, according to WNDU-TV. Davis has been charged with attempted murder, a level 1 felony, as well as aggravated battery.

She is being held in the Monroe County Jail on a $1,000 cash bond.

The victim was treated at a hospital for multiple stab wounds. Her name was not released.

“This week, Bloomington was sadly reminded that anti-Asian hate is real and can have painful impacts on individuals and our community,” Indiana University Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs James Wimbush said in a statement. “No one should face harassment or violence due to their background, ethnicity or heritage. Instead, the Bloomington and IU communities are…


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