MBTA Transit Police report they are looking for a man who allegedly slapped and spit at a bus driver for passing him by.
Police report the route-428 driver was attacked around 6:30 p.m. yesterday at Main and Forest streets in Malden. They provide this account:
The 34-year old operator stated that a white male approximately 50 years of age with grey hair, ear length, 6' 0" tall weighing app. 200lbs. wearing a tan coat and pulling a suit case.
The suspect became verbally abusive because the operator had not stopped at "his stop".
The operator went on to explain that some words were exchanged and it ended with the unidentified white male spiting at him and then striking him on his right shoulder.
The assailant then fled the bus at Main St and Vine St. with his suit case in tow, the operator remained on board.