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Arrest after bus driver attack

A Surrey man has been arrested after allegedly sucker-punching a bus driver in Vancouver.

CTV News reports the attack happened around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night near Cambie St. and 45th Ave.

Sgt. Clint Hampton of the Transit Police says the 49-year-old Surrey man walked down the aisle and started attacking the driver.

"He punched him in the side of the face with a closed fist," Hampton told CTV. "The bus operator and a bystander jumped in and had a bit of a struggle with the suspect."

The attacker was arrested about an hour later at Metrotown Station. The driver sustained only minor injuries, while the attacker was briefly hospitalized after being arrested for injuries sustained during the melee.

"It's very odd for somebody to approach a bus operator out of the blue without any acknowledgement and punch them," said Hampton.

with files from CTV Vancouver



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