(CBS Detroit) — A 39-year-old man has been charged in connection with the stabbing of a 52-year-old Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) bus driver.

Wayne County prosecutors charged Brandon Marquis Hobson, of Detroit, with one count of assault with intent to murder, one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm and one count of felonious assault.

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Brandon Hobson, 39, has been charged in connection with the stabbing of a 52-year-old Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) bus driver. (credit: Detroit Police Department)

Hobson was arraigned and given a $25,000/10% bond.

We are in times today where people who are stepping up to do already difficult jobs cannot even do so without putting their lives in danger, said Prosecutor Kym Worthy. It was hard being a City bus driver even in prepandemic times. This case is illustrative of what can happen during the ordinary workday of a bus driver. The alleged actions of this defendant drive the point home even more.

On Dec. 8, Detroit police were dispatched to the area of Grand River Avenue and Trinity Street.

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Prosecutors say a verbal altercation happened between Hobson and the bus driver, and Hobson allegedly stabbed the victim multiple times.

Officials say when police arrived at the scene, the victim pointed out Hobson, who was arrested at the scene.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment.

A probable cause conference is scheduled for Dec. 23, and a preliminary examination is scheduled for Dec. 30.

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