Passenger loses 8 teeth after assault on MTA bus in the Bronx

EAST TREMONT, the Bronx — A 55-year-old man lost eight teeth when he was beaten on an MTA bus in the Bronx, police said Sunday.

Police say this man repeatedly punched a commuter on a bus, knocking out some of the victim’s teeth. (NYPD)

He was on the MTA BX36 traveling eastbound on East 180th Street approaching 3rd Avenue when a man punched him repeatedly in the face on July 2 around 11 p.m., officials said. The attacker got off the bus at the intersection.

The victim also got off the bus and walked to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Police have asked for help identifying the attacker.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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