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NYPD: Man Punched Female M15 Bus Driver In Face And Fled

(credit: NYPD)

(credit: NYPD)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for a suspect accused of assaulting a MTA bus driver in East Harlem.

The suspect punched a 58-year-old female M15 bus driver in the face on 1st Avenue, authorities said. The suspect then exited the bus at the intersection of 1st Avenue and East 102nd Street and fled.

The bus driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries to her face.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 40′s, about 5’9″ with a medium build and salt and pepper hair.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.