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Passenger attacks overnight MTA bus driver in Los Angeles

Monday, November 05, 2012
A MTA bus driver was attacked by a passenger in Los Angeles on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, authorities said. A man has been arrested.

A MTA bus driver was attacked by a passenger in Los Angeles on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, authorities said. A man has been arrested. (KABC Photo)

A MTA bus driver was attacked by a passenger in Los Angeles on Monday.

According to authorities, the suspect attacked the bus driver and tried to grab the wheel around 2:15 a.m. at the intersection of Aviation Boulevard AND West 11th Street near LAX.

"The bus operator hit the brakes and the suspect and passengers hit the windshield," said Rick Jager, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

A passenger and the suspect were transported to a local hospital for minor injuries.

There were around 15 people on board when the attack occured.

The suspect was later booked on suspicion of attempted carjacking.

CNS contributed to this report.

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