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    Student stabbed on bus ‘for being Asian’

    BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA (AP) – A 56-year-old woman has been charged after an 18-year-old Indiana University student was repeatedly stabbed in the head on a public bus in an attack the school says was because the victim is Asian.

    The victim told investigators she was standing and waiting for the exit doors to open on a Bloomington Transit bus last Wednesday afternoon when another passenger began striking her in the head, Bloomington police said in a release. Bus surveillance footage showed no interaction between the two women prior to the attack.

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

    Davis has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery, according to court records.

    The victim was treated at a hospital for multiple stab wounds.

    Her name was not released.

    Court documents show Davis said the victim was targetted because of her race, according to WNDU-TV.

    Citing court records, WRTV-TV reports that Davis told police she stabbed the woman multiple times in the head with a folding knife because it “would be one less person to blow up our country”.

    Records did not list an attorney representing Davis.

    This photo provided by Bloomington Police Department shows Billie Davis. PHOTO: AP
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