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UPDATE: Kennewick Man Arrested After California Bus Attack

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DUNSMUIR, Calif.  Sheriff's deputies say they've arrested a man from Kennewick, Washington, after officers say he attacked two passengers aboard a Greyhound bus. 

Siskiyou County Sheriff's deputies say Charles Burnett Ripley, 66, had been talking to himself when he lunged across the aisle without warning early Tuesday morning and began stabbing a 23-year-old woman.

Some men on the bus held Ripley until the California Highway Patrol arrived.  Deputies say Ripley stabbed a 22-year-old man while he was being held. 

Deputies say the bus was traveling south on Interstate 5 and had just passed Dunsmuir.

 We're trying to find out the victims' conditions.

 Deputies say Ripley is being held without bail on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

Ripley's neighbors in Kennewick were shocked to hear of his arrest.

"He's a quiet guy, elderly man. He minds his own business, respectful. Never caused any problems around here. So, much as I know he's a good neighbor," said one man who wished to remain anonymous.