Police released video of a man they said briefly blinded an MTA bus driver with a laser pointer in the Bronx earlier this month.

Kenneth Johnson, 52, said a green light blinded him as he drove his route near East 181st Street and Third Avenue in Tremmont at around 4 p.m.

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Johnson ended up pulling the Bx15 bus aside and had his about 25 passengers exit as he complained about pain in his eyes.


Emergency workers took Johnson to Montefiore Hospital for treatment.

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Police said among those passengers was the man they believed pointed the laser at the rearview mirror of the bus.

In the released video, the suspect appears to be a bald man last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and khaki cargo pants.

Investigators ask that anyone with information about either the suspect or the incident confidentially call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or text their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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