Metro Transit bus driver attacked after trying to break up fight between two females

Published on July 9, 2014
Metro Transit buses are shown in this file photo.

Halifax Regional Police say a Metro Transit bus driver has been attacked after he tried to break up a fight between two females.

Police were called to the Dartmouth bridge terminal around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday in relation to the assault.

Sgt. Greg Robertson says the driver saw two females fighting, and left his bus to try and break up the scuffle. That’s when Robertson says the driver was surrounded by a group of people, three of whom knocked him to the ground and began kicking him.

“It’s very unfortunate,” Robertson said. “Here he is trying to prevent an assault and he becomes the victim of one.”

Another bus driver phoned police, and the suspects fled the area.

Police say one of the suspects – an 18-year-old man – was arrested at around 11:15 p.m. and was being questioned by investigators.

The 44-year-old driver was taken to the Dartmouth General Hospital to be treated for facial injuries.