Man Hijacks MTA Bus - Bus Driver Jumps Out Of Window

A man armed with a fake gun hijacked an MTA bus in Queens this morning and crashed the bus into a utility pole after the bus driver jumped out a window a few blocks later.

Authorities say the suspect walked up to the driver and told him to open the door. He then ordered the driver to drive. Seven passengers were aboard at the time of the highjacking.

According to NBC News:

The bus driver leaped out of the window when they approached 232nd Street and Linden Boulevard a short time later, and the hijacker took the wheel, cops say. He drove the bus a few blocks, then crashed into a utility pole near 234th Street.
The suspect was taken into custody at the scene, while the bus driver who jumped out the window was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. It didn't immediately appear any passengers were physically hurt in the incident.
Power outages were reported for dozens of customers in the area because of the fallen utility pole, though.

More details on the developing story.

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