Cops searching for suspect in Bensonhurst bus driver assault

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Police are searching for a man who allegedly stabbed a bus driver in Bensonhurst earlier this month.
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The New York City Police Department is searching for a suspect in connection with an assault on a bus driver earlier this month. 

The driver was operating a westbound B82 bus in the vicinity of Bay 37th Street and Crospey Avenue on May 22 when he became engaged in a dispute with a passenger at around 2 p.m. 

The suspect proceeded to stab the bus driver once in the left hand before fleeing the bus and running northbound on 24th Avenue.

Suspect in an assault case pictured wearing a red polo shirt, light blue denim jeans and a black fanny pack.
The suspect stabbed the driver once in the hand before fleeing on 24th Avenue.Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Emergency responders brought the victim to NYC Health+Hospitals/Coney Island in stable condition. 

Cops described the suspect as male, approximately 30 years old, 5’10’’, with a dark complexion and weighing approximately 160 pounds. 

He was last seen wearing a red polo shirt with the number 5 written on the right side, light blue denim jeans and red and white sneakers. He was also wearing a black fanny pack. 

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips.