Police arrest man for assault on bus driver


**** HRP Media Release

Police arrest man for assault on bus driver

Police have arrested a man in relation to an assault on a Halifax Transit bus driver that occurred in Halifax yesterday.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. police responded to an assault in-progress on a Halifax Transit bus that had stopped in the area of the 600 block of the Bedford Highway. A man got on the bus, started to yell at the driver and then assaulted him. A passenger intervened and was also assaulted by the man who then fled the area on foot. A K9 team located the suspect a short time later in the area. Officers arrested the 19-year-old man without incident.

The bus driver was treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries.

The incident remains under investigation and charges are anticipated.

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