Cops release sketch of bus-driver assault suspect

Crime Stoppers and Nassau County police on Wednesday,

Crime Stoppers and Nassau County police on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, released a sketch of a suspect wanted in the March 23 assault of a NICE bus driver in Franklin Square. Police said a passenger aboard the N6 Nassau Inter-County Express bus traveling on Hempstead Turnpike became irate and struck the driver about his face. (Credit: NCPD)

Crime Stoppers and Nassau County police on Wednesday released a sketch of a suspect wanted for a March assault of a NICE bus driver in Franklin Square.

On Sunday, March 23, the N6 Nassau Inter-County Express bus was eastbound on Hempstead Turnpike when one of the passengers became irate and struck the driver about his face, police said in a news release.

The passenger started a "disturbance" because the driver missed his stop, Nassau police said in reporting the assault in March.


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After the missed stop, the driver had pulled over at the Franklin Street corner, but the passenger sat back down, police said.

Three blocks later, when the rider made another commotion, the driver stopped, but was punched in the face by the rider, who ran off, police said.

The driver, 50, suffered a cut lip, police said.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.

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