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Police: Bus Driver Punched By Upset Passenger

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(credit: Metro Transit)

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BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (WCCO) — A man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly punching a bus driver in Brooklyn Park.

The assault happened around 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of 85th Avenue North and Idaho Avenue but the confrontation started when the bus driver picked up the passenger at 85th Avenue North and Adair Avenue.

Police said the passenger, 19-year-old Dominque Wright, was upset before even getting on the bus because he had to move over on the sidewalk due to a snow bank.

Once Wright got on the bus, he started arguing with the bus driver and allegedly punched him in the face, according to police.

Police said Wright had a knife in his hand when he punched the driver, which cut the driver’s face.

Wright left the scene but police used a K9 that led them to a home where the man was arrested.

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