Report: Man Accused In Syringe Stabbing Can’t Ride Bus Without Escort
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man accused of stabbing a New York City bus driver with a syringe is now forbidden from getting on a city bus without an escort.
Back on the morning of Sept. 24, Patt allegedly stabbed bus driver Mark Anthony Salandy, 30, in the shoulder with a syringe as he drove a B68 bus through Windsor Terrace. The incident took place on Prospect Park West near Greenwood Avenue at around 11 a.m.
The New York Post now reports Brooklyn Criminal Court Judge Miriam Cyrulnik on Monday forbade Patt from boarding a city bus without an escort.
Prosecutors said Salandy was undergoing a yearlong antiviral treatment.
Patt is free on $7,500 bail. A wanted poster bearing his sketch was mounted on the bus just a few feet away when he was arrested.
The incident, and others on bus drivers, led the union to call for greater safety measures like partitions for city bus drivers.
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