PD: Passenger punched HRT bus driver

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police are trying to identify an HRT bus passenger who was caught assaulting the driver on surveillance video.

On January 10 around 6:30 a.m., a male passenger on an HRT bus traveling in Newport News approached the driver and asked, then demanded to exit the bus, according to Harold Eley with the Newport News Police Department. When the driver said he could only stop at designated bus stops, the man assaulted the driver.

Eley said the man, who was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, punched the driver and then exited the bus.

Anyone with information about the assault is asked to call Officer Akaratovic at the Central Police Precinct (757-591-4978) or Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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