Man spits at, attempts assault on MTA bus driver in Soundview

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Police are searching for a man that spit on, cursed at, and attempted to assault an MTA bus driver in Soundview earlier this month.

According to NYPD reports, the man was denied entry to a Bx27 bus while it was making a u-turn on the corner of Soundview and Cornell Avenues at 12:55 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5.

The man went on a tirade, cursing and spitting at the 64-year-old female bus driver and then swung a stick at her “in an attempt to strike the operator through the window,” police said.

He fled in a unknown direction and the operator was not injured as a result of this incident, the NYPD confirmed.


Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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