MTA bus driver assaulted by group of teens in Brooklyn: police

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MTA bus driver assaulted by group of teens in Brooklyn

A group of teens attacked an MTA bus driver after a dispute on a city bus Tuesday night, Feb. 11, 2020, according to police.

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EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — Police are looking for a group of teenagers in Brooklyn who assaulted an MTA bus driver Tuesday night after a dispute on the bus, according to the NYPD.

Just before 7 p.m. the teens got into confrontation with the male bus driver as the bus neared the intersection of Linden Blvd. and Fountain Avenue in East New York, officials said.

Police said things escalated when the group started punching the bus driver and then hit him in the face with an unknown object before fleeing.

“Horrified to learn of another vicious, unprovoked attack on one of our bus operators, driving a B15 tonight,” the MTA’s Chief Customer Officer Sarah Meyer tweeted late Tuesday.

The bus operator was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for lacerations to his face, authorities said.

Police said no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

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

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