TORONTO - A POLICE officer at the scene of a grisly beheading on a Canadian bus reported seeing the attacker hacking off pieces of the victim's body and eating them, according to a police tape leaked on Saturday on the Internet.
In the tape of police radio transmissions, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer refers to the attacker as 'Badger' and says he is armed with a knife and a pair of scissors and 'is defiling the body at the front of the bus as we speak.'
'Okay, Badger's at the back of the bus, hacking off pieces and eating it,' he says at the end of the approximately 80-second recording.
The RCMP issued a statement saying it was aware that portions of the radio transmission had been leaked to the Internet but that it had not given permission to use the tape because they are 'operational police communications and as such are not meant for public consumption.'
["Not meant for public consumption"? in an article headlined, "Bus killer ate victim". Poor choice of words.]