A truck driver who scrambled to help Greyhound passengers who had witnessed a stabbing and decapitation in July aboard a bus on the Trans-Canada Highway near Portage la Prairie, Man., is criticizing the RCMP's response.Quote has been trimmed
Speaking publicly for the first time, Christopher Alguire, a long-distance trucker, said in an interview with CBC News that he noticed trouble on the bus as he drove through the area west of Winnipeg on the evening of July 31, so he pulled over to see if he could help.
"You see somebody on the side of the highway, pulled over erratically in such a manner, you instantly know something is wrong, and it's just the nature of my personality, I'm always willing to stop and give a helping hand," he said from Morden, Man., Tuesday morning.
Bus passengers told him that a passenger on the bus had attacked and stabbed a man, later identified as 22-year-old Tim McLean, a Winnipeg man who had been working at a carnival in Edmonton. Both McLean and his attacker were still on the bus.
Guarded bus door
Alguire grabbed a snipe, a metre-long bar used to help secure loads on his truck, and immediately ran to the bus and assisted the bus driver, who was holding the vehicle's door closed.
Just because you do something heroic, doesn't mean everything you do or think is right. He did a good job in keeping them at the back of the bus so they didn't have to see what was going on, and perhaps the RCMP were wrong in throwing them front & centre of what was going on.... but I disagree with the notion that they should have shot him dead..... hell, that's what the idiot wanted in the first place.... give him that, and then you have more idiots in the future commiting these sorts of crimes to get suicided by cop.
Police officers have to approach each situation with protocol and without emotion..... that's why this trucker isn't a police officer.
What do you personally feel? Should the RCMP have shot and killed Li then and there as he held up the head and taunted them?