Bus driver recovering after attack by passenger
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A Port Authority bus driver stabbed six times during Downtown rush hour Thursday night in an altercation with an unruly group of passengers remained in stable condition at UPMC Mercy this morning.
The driver, age 47, has been with the transit agency since 2006, spokesman Jim Ritchie said. His name has not been released.
At around 6 p.m. last night, the driver ejected a group of young men and women from his outbound 67 Monroeville bus at Fifth Avenue and Market Street, after repeatedly telling them to stop disturbing other passengers. A man in the group proceeded to spit and punch at the driver before stabbing him multiple times in the chest.
Anyone with information about the passengers is asked to contact Port Authority police at 412-255-1385.
First Published July 1, 2011 10:28 am