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Norwalk Man Accused Of Threatening Woman On Bus With A Knife

NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk man was accused of pulling a knife on the mother of his child while on a city bus Wednesday afternoon, police said.

The victim told police that Douglas Buster, 41, of Washington Village was riding a bus with her and their 2-year-old child from Bridgeport on Wednesday when he began to verbally abuse her, according to the police report. The woman reported that Buster pulled out a knife, showed it to her, and said he would “take everybody here hostage,” police said.

After the two got off the bus and began walking toward Washington Village, Buster again took out the knife, according to the report. He held the knife by the blade and put the handle in her face, the woman told police.

Buster has previously been convicted of manslaughter and robbery, according to Connecticut Judicial System records. He had been released from prison after an 18-month sentence for unlawful restraint charges, according to records.

Buster was arrested Wednesday and charged with second-degree threatening, reckless endangerment, risk of injury to a minor and disorderly conduct. He was held on $50,000 bond, and is due in court Thursday.

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