An MTA bus driver was punched within the face in an unprovoked Queens assault over the weekend, cops stated.
The 42-year-old driver was working a Q18 bus at twenty seventh Avenue and Fourth Avenue in Astoria round 5 p.m. Sunday when a passenger slugged him for no obvious purpose, police stated.
The attacker ran off the bus after the incident, and police didn’t have an outline of the menace Monday morning.
No arrests have been made.
The motive force was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with non-life-threatening accidents, and the bus was taken out of service, in keeping with cops and the MTA.
“It’s unconscionable that anybody would assault a bus operator who is just doing his or her job,” MTA rep Michael Cortez stated in an announcement. “The MTA is cooperating totally with this investigation to make sure the perpetrator might be delivered to justice.”
The incident comes weeks after Jonathan Frias, 28, who’s homeless, allegedly bashed a 46-year-old feminine metropolis subway cleaner with a steel pipe at a Decrease Manhattan station, cops stated.
Final month, a Harlem bus passenger additionally flipped out on a 52-year-old male driver — spitting on him, slashing him on the arm and threatening to “go get my gun,” cops stated.