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MTA Bus Driver Attacked With Unknown Substance


AN MTA BUS DRIVE WAS ATTACKED BY A PASSENGER LAST WEEK IN THE SOUTH BRONX. HE IS RECOVERING IN THE HOSPITAL. POLICE ARE ASKING FOR HELP FINDING THE SUSPECT. NINA KAPUR HAS THE STORY. Reporter: POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR THIS MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR THROWING AN UNKNOWN SUBSTANCE IN AN MTA BUS DRIVER’S FACE. I’M ACTUALLY SHOCKED! THERE’S NEVER A REASON TO ASSAULT SOMEONE. Reporter: IT HAPPENED AROUND 3 P.M. LAST TUESDAY ON THE BX6 BUS, ALONG 161st STREET. POLICE SAY THE SUSPECT GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT WITH THE 54-YEAR- OLD BUS DRIVER, THEN THREW SOMETHING IN HIS FACE. THOSE GUYS ARE SITTING THERE, AND, YOU KNOW, SOMEONE, YOU KNOW, HAS A BAD INTENTION, THEY CAN HURT THOSE GUYS SO I FEEL BAD FOR THAT. Reporter: PEOPLE WHO RIDE THE BUS EVERY DAY SAY IT’S NOT UNCOMMON TO WITNESS AN ARGUMENT, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE BUS IS OVERCROWDED OR WHEN SOMEONE IS TRYING TO AVOID PAYING THE FEE. ONE BUS DRIVER I THOUGHT HE WAS GOING TO GET HIT AND I WAS ON THE BUS AND I WAS GOING TO MACE THE GUY. Reporter: FERNANDEZ SAID SHE WOULD DEFEND THE DRIVER. OTHERS SAY, PASSENGERS SHOULDN’T BE EXPOSED TO THIS KIND OF VIOLENCE. THERE’S LOTS OF SCHOOLS ALONG THIS LINE SO YOU HAVE A BROAD RANGE OF KIDS FOR TRAVELING THIS BUS LINE. AND, YOU KNOW, THEY SHOULDN’T SEE LIKE AN ACT OF VIOLENCE LIKE THAT ON SOMEONE JUST DOING THEIR JOB. Reporter: THE SUSPECT WAS LAST SEEN GETTING OFF THE BUS AND FLEEING ON A BIKE DOWN RIVER AVENUE. THE MTA DRIVER WAS TAKEN TO ST. BARNABAS HOSPITAL TO BE TREATED FOR MINOR IRRITATION TO HIS EYES AND MOUTH. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION, YOU’RE ASKED TO CALL POLICE. THAT NUMBER IS ON OUR WEBSITE. IN THE SOUTH BRONX, NINA KAPUR, CBS 2 NEWS.

12 Comments

Captain Howdy

Aug 8, 2019, 5:22 pm Reply

You've been blacked

actionman935

Aug 8, 2019, 5:34 pm Reply

Blacks have the "privilege" to commit crimes! If you disagree, YOU ARE RACIST!

scaldon2

Aug 8, 2019, 5:41 pm Reply

As a black man this is is disgusting . It's mostly blacks in the news . Blame the black single mother rate which is 75 percent. And in 5 years will be 80 percent.

MTA Bus Faner!

Aug 8, 2019, 5:48 pm Reply

90% of the time, it's always a black man assaulting a transit worker or disrupting MTA service. As a black person myself, my race has major issues where as they tend to attack transit workers more.

adam b

Aug 8, 2019, 5:58 pm Reply

I think when news post stories about throwinh "unknown substance" , it becomes a fashion , same thing tor slashing, i think a study should be done on this.

Steven Ferruzza

Aug 8, 2019, 5:58 pm Reply

Have nothing better to do. This guy looks crazy. Does his parents know or even care what he's doing or concerned of his current status and mental state. What's the world coming to?? Its not the mta, it's certain people who ride mta that ruin it for everyone. C'mon why do you have to do this for. I would lock this guy up until I get answers. Should be off the street if you ask me. Take the time to be constructive not destructive.

Nino Romello

Aug 8, 2019, 6:01 pm Reply

Assaulting a MTA worker should be giving 25 to life ..

People Evil

Aug 8, 2019, 7:46 pm Reply

Niggas as usual. They make good hard working black people look bad.

sai76

Aug 8, 2019, 9:31 pm Reply

Is the media going to blame Trump's rhetoric for this? I guess we need tougher unknown substance laws.

Charlotte Katakuri

Aug 8, 2019, 2:23 am Reply

They’ll somehow blame the white man for this.

A M Goodridge

Aug 8, 2019, 4:16 am Reply

NYPD & the national guard needs to patrol the subway turnstile and buses to start cracking down on young black males who committing crimes
#votecuomoout #deblasio

Lindel Red

Aug 8, 2019, 5:25 pm Reply

Nobody was injured I know it was a city worker but come on

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