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Cops: NICE bus driver assaulted in Franklin Square

A NICE bus making its route through Nassau

A NICE bus making its route through Nassau Community College on July 25, 2013. Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

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.

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.


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