An irate man punched an MTA driver throughout a combat on his bus in Lower Manhattan Saturday — even pulling a knife on the employee at one level, video obtained by The Post exhibits.
The melee occurred on the M15 bus on the nook of Whitehall Street and South Ferry round 12:15 p.m., the cop mentioned.
The 58-year-old driver might be seen pulling out his attacker’s hair extensions as they brawled.
“Let me go!” the attacker shouts repeatedly. “You’re ripping out my hair.”
“You’re going nowhere,” the driving force responds, including that police have been on their method.
The attacker pulled out the blade — nevertheless it’s not clear if he lower the driving force.
Police took the knife-wielding man into custody however expenses in opposition to him weren’t instantly identified, an NYPD spokeswoman mentioned.
The driver was taken to Bellevue Hospital in secure situation.
The 41-year-old immigrant from Nigeria who shot the video mentioned he felt dangerous for the driving force.
“I believe the man wants to manage his anger,” the person who sells Statue of Liberty tickets mentioned. “You don’t must punch anybody. You might simply discuss issues out. This is a authorities employee. I felt so dangerous.”
Police mentioned the motive for the combat was unknown.
Additional reporting by Bill Farrington.