Metrobus Driver Arrested After Altercation Leaves Passenger With Broken Arm

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ARLINGTON, Va. (CBSDC) — A Metrobus driver was arrested following an altercation with a passenger that reportedly ended with the rider suffering a broken arm.

The alleged incident occurred around 4 p.m. near Courthouse Plaza on the 38B bus, which runs from Ballston to Farragut Square. The passenger was removed from the bus .

A Metro spokesperson told All-News 99.1 WNEW that an adult male reported the driver of the bus physically removed him from the vehicle in the 2300 block of Clarendon Boulevard. During the exchange, ARLnow. reports he sustained the fracture.

Metro officials would only say he was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries to his arm.

The bus driver continued on his route, but did report the incident to his supervisor who instructed him to hold the bus at the Pentagon. Shortly thereafter he was arrested.

The driver has been with Metro since Sept. 2000 and was placed on paid administrative leave.

It is unclear whether criminal charges have been formally filed against the driver.

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