Man charged with assault for allegedly punching Vancouver bus driver

By The Canadian Press
April 23, 2016 - 1:50pm

VANCOUVER — A man has been charged with assault following an attack on a Vancouver bus driver.

Transit police say the assault happened Tuesday evening on the 99 B-line, when a man who had reportedly been harassing waiting passengers boarded the bus at Alma and Broadway.

After getting on the bus, the man stood at the front of the vehicle, making derogatory remarks to the passengers and bus driver.

The driver stopped the bus, opened the doors and asked the man to get off.

The man began to argue and then allegedly spat on the driver before punching him twice on the side of the head.

Police say a 42-year-old Vancouver man who is well known to police has been arrested and charged with one count of assault.

 

The Canadian Press

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