BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Greater Binghamton Transportation Center is typically bustling with people, and after some frequent riders heard of a stabbing early Monday morning, they were left shocked.
“I’ve never heard of any violence occurring here. I mean I’ve been using this bus station since like 2005 and I think maybe I saw a fist fight or two but nothing ever that dangerous or anything that bad,” said Adrian Colon of Brooklyn who uses the bus station every two weeks.
“I’m here everyday taking the bus,” said Chrystal Come of Binghamton. “I have a four year old daughter that comes with me so that’s pretty scary not knowing what’s going to happen to someone walking down the street, being anywhere.”
Many riders say they have always thought of the bus station as a safe place.
“I mean security does do their rounds and stuff like that, you see cops around so I don’t think it’s a safety issue,” said Colon. “I use this place a lot, it’s pretty safe, I don’t think it’s going to be happening a lot, I just think it’s one of those on-off things.”
They say they are even more shocked a stabbing took place in such a public area.
“It’s at a station I mean you have a lot of people coming in and out and you’ve got kids and stuff so it’s kind of sad, somewhere this public to have a stabbing whether it’s at night or in the day time, it’s messed up,” said Christina Mullen of Binghamton.
Many say the incident will force them to be more aware of their surroundings.
“You’ve gotta take safety precautions and measures so definitely gotta be careful especially at night time,” said Mullen.