Woman in a wheelchair arrested after allegedly attacking a bus driver

Global News

VANCOUVER – It appears there has been another attack on a bus driver in the Lower Mainland.

Vancouver Police have now arrested a 42-year-old woman, who is currently at St. Paul’s Hospital for a psychiatric assessment, after she allegedly punched a bus driver in the head on Tuesday.

Transit police spokesperson Anne Drennan said the incident occurred at about 12:15 p.m. on Hastings Street, near Gore Avenue, when the bus stopped  to pick up passengers.

“There was a woman at the bus stop in a wheelchair,” said Drennan. “She apparently was very agitated, started hurling verbal abuse at the bus driver. It apparently was about another bus on that line, and its driver, but none the less she was very abusive.”

Drennan said the woman did get on the bus and then got off again, but the driver wanted to make sure she did not get on board.

“He was raising the wheelchair lift up…

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