Bus driver stabbed in stomach, cut in eye by passenger in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS, Brooklyn (WABC) – An MTA bus driver was stabbed by a passenger in Brooklyn after apparently accosting a driver who entered through a back door Tuesday night.

It happened around 12:20 a.m. near Ocean and Flatbush Avenues in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens section.

Authorities say the bus company operated a Q train shuttle bus, which only picks up passengers at Q stations where there was no subway due to overnight repairs.

The 39-year-old driver was in between stops when the attacker asked to be allowed to board, officials said.

He advised the man to get on at the next bus stop.

When the bus stopped at the intersection, authorities said the man forced open the back door, threatened, spat and attacked the driver.

The driver was stabbed in the stomach and slashed him in the face, cutting him over his eye, officials said.

The victim was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in stable condition.

He is expected to survive.

The attacker, a man in his thirties, fled on Empire Boulevard.

Until now, he remains on the run.

“This is an ordinary working-class man who ran the city’s business and made sure people could get where they needed to go when the subway wasn’t there, and he was subjected to an unprovoked and terrible attack,” the statement said. TWU in a statement. a statement. “This criminal must be caught and he must receive the maximum punishment according to the law.”

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