An argument between two women on a Moscow bus turned deadly after one woman stabbed the other with a shish-kabob skewer.
Witnesses said a fight began after one woman paused to reach into her bag while entering the bus, blocking other passengers from passing, Gazeta.ru reported. A middle aged woman pushed from behind and began to argue, but eventually sat down.
After the bus began to move, however, the woman began to pull the 52-year old victim's hair, and she attempted to beat her off with her purse. The victim tried to move to the other end of the bus, but the middle-aged woman took a skewer from her bag and stabbed her in the back.
Police spokesperson Nataliya Maltseva said the blow was delivered at chest-level, Gazeta.ru reported.
The bus driver immediately closed all doors and called police, and the victim was taken to the hospital, but she died from her injuries.
The accused attacker denied any wrongdoing. She said she was on her way home from a barbecue, and "the skewers fell from the box, and the victim fell on one herself," Gazeta.ru reported.
The police have opened a criminal case on the matter.