SEPTA police searching for man who punched bus driver after refusing to pay fare

Antionette Lee
August 09, 2019 - 10:03 pm

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — SEPTA officials are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the suspect who they say assaulted a bus driver in the West Oak Lane section of the city. 

Officials say the incident happened on July 8 after midnight. A driver was operating a Route 55 bus near the intersection of Broad Street and 66th Avenue.

The suspect boarded and refused to pay his fare, leading to a brief altercation. The suspect punched the driver in the face and then ran. 

Anyone with information is asked to call SEPTA police.