A Metro Transit bus driver has been suspended for harassing a Muslim couple three weeks ago.


Witnesseses said the driver refused to allow a Muslim woman and her husband onto a Metro Transit bus because the woman was wearing a headscarf that concealed her face.


After news reports prompted outrage from the public and Muslim groups, Metro Transit suspended the driver with pay while an investigation was on going.


The investigation is now complete and the driver is suspended. But Metro Transit wouldn’t release any more information.


“We don’t discuss the specifics of our disciplinary actions. However, I can say that investigation was conducted and concluded and the operator is currently off,” said Metro Transit spokesperson Lori Patterson.

Patterson wouldn’t say if the suspension was paid or unpaid. Metro Transit is still investigating another incident involving a driver stopping his bus to club a fake seal in front of protestors. That driver is currently on paid suspension.