For the third time in the past week, JFK bound B15 bus was attacked while stopped in traffic.
The latest act of vandalism occurred when the bus was waiting for the light to change at the intersection of Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Fulton Street. Witnesses say a pedestrian crossing in front of the bus suddenly stopped, started screaming at the driver before hurling a large rock through the window showering the driver's face and eyes with shards of glass.
Shocked commuters sprang into action and assisted the driver while first responders were called. The driver, who was not identified, was transported to Interfaith Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Last week the B15 bus was sprayed twice with pepper spray while stuck in traffic on the way to JFK.
"We will not stand idly by while our colleagues are attacked," MTA CEO Andy Byford was quoted in the New York Post. "We're are working closely with the police and are providing whatever assistance we can to catch this perpetrator and have him face the consequences of his actions."
Local businesses have been asked to provide police with surveillance videos that could help in identifying the suspect. An NYPD spokesperson would not say if the three incidents are related.
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