College student stabbed in alleged racially-motivated attack on bus: Police

A 56-year-old white woman was arrested after she allegedly confessed to repeatedly stabbing an Asian Indiana University student in the head in a what police said appeared to

be an unprovoked, racially-motivated attack that unfolded in front of passengers on a public bus in Bloomington, Indiana. The suspect, Billy R. Davis, 56, of Bloomington,

was taken into custody after a passenger who witnessed the assault followed her on foot when she fled the Bloomington Transit bus and reported her location to police, authorities

said. Davis, according to a criminal complaint obtained by ABC affiliate station WRTV in Indianapolis, allegedly confessed to stabbing the 18-year-old victim with a

folding knife, purportedly telling detectives because it would mean “one less person to blow up our country." Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton condemned the attack, saying

in a statement, "We stand with the Asian community and all who feel threatened by this event." "Following the brutal attack of a member of our community, I want to state

categorically that here in the city of Bloomington we deplore any form of racism and discrimination, especially hate based violence. This behavior is not acceptable and will be

dealt with accordingly," Hamilton said. "Bloomington is a relatively safe place, but we are not immune to issues with which our entire nation is dealing. This senseless incident

is a reminder that we should all look out for each other, be aware of our surroundings and seek to combat racism and prejudice in all its forms wherever and whenever we encounter

it."