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Police requesting help to ID man who assaulted bus driver

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Posted at 12:26 PM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 12:26:47-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — For more than a month, investigators have been searching without success for a man who attacked a bus driver.

Grand Rapids Police say the assault happened on the morning of January 7, near the area of 28th Street and Kalamazoo Avenue. The suspect boarded a Rapid bus, but did not have money or a bus pass.

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Surveillance image of suspect in assault on Rapid bus driver from January 7, 2021.

According to police, the driver told the man he had to get off. That's when he attacked the driver and threatened him with a weapon. The man ran off the bus after the assault.

Police describe the suspect as 5-foot 8-inches, weighing about 160 pounds.

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Surveillance image of suspect in assault on Rapid bus driver from January 7, 2021.

Anyone with information can call investigators at (616) 456-3380, or submit an anonymous tip through silent observer.

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