NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An MTA bus driver was spit on and punched in the face while on the job last week in the Bronx, police say.
The attack happened around 2:15 p.m. last Wednesday near Westchester Avenue and East 163 Street.READ MORE: 18-Year-Old Saadiq Teague Arrested After Being Spotted With AK-47 At Times Square Subway Station
Surveillance video shows a man standing in the road as the BX6 bus approaches. He walks up and swings at the driver through an open window, then spits in the driver’s face.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine In New York: Walk-In Appointments Offered To All New Yorkers Over 50 At City-Run Sites
Police said a second man forced open the bus doors, and both suspects got on board and continued yelling at the victim.
The men took off in an unknown direction, and the driver was treated for pain to his left arm, shoulder and neck.MORE NEWS: Discarded Tombstone Spotted On Empty Lot Raising Questions In Paramus
Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.