SALEM (CBS) — A man who police say jumped on a Salem State University shuttle bus and slashed two people late Wednesday morning has been arrested in New York.
The bus where two people were slashed Wednesday morning. (Credit: Carl Stevens/WBZ-TV)
The attack happened around 11 a.m. on Loring Avenue as the bus turned into Central Campus.
A shelter in place order was put into effect on the campus and on Horace Mann Lab Elementary School. It was lifted around 2:30 p.m.
Classes were canceled for the rest of the day.
“Emergency preparedness training became very important to this university, especially after Virginia Tech,” university spokeswoman Karen Cady said. “And this is proof-positive of how effective this is.”
A warrant was issued for 25-year-old Timothy Wells of Woburn in connection with the slashing. He was wanted on assault with intent to murder charges. Salem Police say he was arrested in New York Wednesday night after his car broke down on the Taconic State Parkway.
School officials say Wells is enrolled in the school but is currently on leave.
Police tell WBZ, he has had run-ins with police in the past.
Timothy Wells (Credit: Salem Police)