A Nassau Inter-County Express bus driver was assaulted by a passenger while working on Monday afternoon, police said.

Nassau County police said the 38-year-old female bus driver was driving the NICE bus west on Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square around 3:30 p.m., when an unknown female passenger became upset when the bus didn't stop at an unscheduled stop.

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The female passenger began to strike the driver in the head, as the bus approached New Hyde Park Road. The bus stopped and the subject left the bus, along with a young female child. The woman fled on foot east on Hempstead Turnpike. The driver was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding the incident contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.