posted on Aug, 1 2008 @ 08:21 PM
The guy was sleeping in his seat when he was first attacked. He would have been sitting either upright or leaning against the window. If he was
slumped over just a bit, that would ensure very fast blood drain upon being cut. Assuming the perp cut the jugular vein first (I'm not even sure who
said jugular; he might not have been cut there at all), all of his blood would be drained within a maximum of 3 minutes. There would be a high
probability he die of an infarction just 1 minute and 30 seconds in due to lack of circulation.
He couldn't have anticipated the attack because he was sleeping. Also, no one on the bus could have anticipated it either. According to a witness,
"there was no rage or anything. He was like a robot, stabbing the guy." If the cut to the jugular was the very first action, someone would have to
actually recognize the victim was being stabbed quick enough (apparently the killer was silent and meticulous about it), subdue the perpetrator
immediately, stop the bus and then call paramedics within a minute.
CNN reported that a most of the passengers were either crying and vomiting. It was very traumatic, especially since the perp quickly proceeded to cut
off the guy's head.
Trauma, shock and confusion all contributed to the passengers' fearing for their own lives primarily. Anyone that was conscious enough to weigh the
odds of fighting off this man would have to be immune to the sight of mutilation and respond without much emotion, so as to not risk other
It would be one thing to consciously respond to the situation, but to be heroic enough to actually intervene would require someone of staunch
[edit on 1-8-2008 by cognoscente]