Man suspected of brandishing knife on bus |

Man suspected of brandishing knife on bus

Matt Stensland
Kevin Harris
courtesy/ Routt County Sheriff’s Office

— A 33-year-old Steamboat Springs man has been charged with two felonies related to an incident on a city bus where a man said he was threatened with a knife.

A judge on Wednesday set Kevin Harris’ bond at $2,000. He has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon and felony charges of endangering public transportation and menacing.

The incident took place at about 11:30 p.m. Feb. 21 near a bus stop at Village Drive and Walton Creek Road. It was reported by a transit supervisor, and police reviewed surveillance video from the bus.

They saw a Wyoming man being “loud and animated” while Harris sat in a seat and kept to himself. At one point Harris leaned over and said something to the man.

When Harris went to get off the bus, “the man’s foot made contact with Harris’ buttocks, which forcefully ejected Harris out of the doorway of the bus,” an arrest warrant states.

According to the warrant, Harris then re-boarded the bus and brandished a knife that was about six inches long. While clenching the knife, Harris said something to the man, the warrant states. The man later told police that Harris made a reference to stabbing him in the kidney, the warrant states. Harris then got off the bus and yelled at the driver.

“Harris can be seen holding and shaking what appeared to be the same knife…,” the warrant states.

Police wrote about the incident as a Crime of the Week article published in the Steamboat Today. It included a still photo from the video surveillance. Someone saw the article and called police saying he was riding the bus at the time of the incident and knew Harris.

Harris was arrested Wednesday morning after he arrived at the Routt County Justice Center for a court hearing.

Harris was arrested in October on suspicion of second-degree assault. According to an arrest affidavit, Harris bit a police officer’s finger.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland

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