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Fourth assault on MBTA bus driver this month

Suspect allegedly punched bus driver in the head and fled. Transit police said he is still at large.

For the fourth time this month, an MBTA bus driver was assaulted by a passenger.

According to a report by transit police, around 5:40 a.m. Thursday, a man demanded to be let off a bus on Albany Street near Boston Medical Center, and when the bus driver refused due to the fact that it was an unauthorized stop, the man allegedly punched him in the side of the head.

The suspect then pushed the emergency window exit, located on the front right side of the bus, and jumped out before fleeing on foot.

The bus driver was treated at the scene for his injuries, transit police said.

A search for the suspect yielded no results.

On Tuesday, a reportedly belligerent man was arrested near Dudley Street for allegedly making a scene on an MBTA bus by shouting and spitting at a bus driver, then smashing the vehicles windows and assaulting transit police.

Earlier this month there were two unrelated incidents of men spitting at MBTA bus drivers. Both suspects are still at large.

 
 
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