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Crazed commuter assaults MTA bus driver in Manhattan

An on-duty MTA bus driver was slapped and punched by an unhinged passenger on a Manhattan bus, in keeping with police.

The 57-year-old sufferer was driving the M4 bus when the person boarded close to the intersection of Broadway and W. 157th St. in Washington Heights round 2:25 p.m. Oct. 31, cops stated Wednesday.

With no provocation, the commuter slapped the driving force in regards to the face after which sat down.

The bus driver and the person didn’t change any phrases, police stated.

Because the bus was nonetheless idling on the cease, the person stood up and once more approached the driving force, this time punching him within the face a number of occasions.

The attacker acquired off the bus and took off on foot northbound on Broadway towards W. 158th St., cops stated.

Medics handled the driving force on the scene for minor accidents.

Police on Wednesday launched surveillance photos of the person and ask anybody with data to name Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

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